2017 Exhibitions

1st July – 31st August 2017

Open daily 12 – 5pm

Entry by Donation

Homemade cakes, tea and coffee are always available during gallery hours and on performance evenings.


40th Year Retrospective

This year at Lyth Arts Centre we celebrate our 40th year of Art, Music and Entertainment so this years exhibition is a special one. We will be showing a retrospective history,  humble beginnings to what we are now, from our archive for all to see. There will be arrangements of memorabilia of all kinds including playbills, letters, seating plans, photographs, and much more spanning the range and depth of Lyth’s presentations to the people of Caithness and beyond over the years. Other work has been kindly loaned by Artists who have exhibited here at Lyth in the past, to help us celebrate which include –
Fergus Mather – photographs
George Legg – drawings & sculpture
Julia Rand – embroidery
Mike Rand – mixed media
and others from the Lyth Collection

William Wallace

William Wallace graduated BA (Hons) from Gray’s School of Art in 1990. He has taught at Thurso High School from 1991 to the present and married his wife here at Lyth Arts Centre. His work has focused on still life painting in oils, with subtle viewpoints, distorted perspectives and conflicting spatial relationships between objects. These new works include figurative and landscape images as well as still life elements and often feature bold areas of colour or texture. Currently he is teaching part time to enable him to spend more time on creating his work.


Lindsey Gallacher

Lindsey Gallacher graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with 1st class honours in Jewellery and silversmithing. In 2011 she won Best Artist in a competition held by Country Living Magazine for her unique wire drawings made with jewellers binding wire. Recently she has embarked on a new medium of Scratchboard art; drawing inspiration from the local landscape, nostalgia and memories of her childhood growing up in Caithness. Lindsey is delighted to be showing her new work for the first time at Lyth.

Monique Sliedrecht

Monique Sliedrecht was born in Toronto and grew up in Niagara. Her paintings are often inspired by the seascapes of the far north of Scotland, where she has lived for many years, and she has exhibited in the UK, the Netherlands and France. Her work is an individual quest for a place of healing power in the chaos of elemental forces. Her boats are fragile vessels seeking a haven – icons of the human spirit.

Susan Parmenter

Susan Parmenter was born in Sussex and moved to Caithness in 1994. She has exhibited and undertaken commissions from various sponsors beginning in the 80’s to the present, widely through the UK. This new exhibition “Have bus pass will travel…” is based on her journeys around Caithness locations using only public transport. The concept was to arrive, sketch and get home within a day. The resulting exhibition is a collection of wonderful sketches of local views.


Hazel Cashmore

Hazel Cashmore was born in Coventry and moved to Caithness in 1978. She has painted and exhibited since 1983. Inspired by the unique and subtle landscapes of Caithness which is both now her home and the subject of her paintings. Her work is well known in our county and her work has been seen at Lyth many times over the years. She is represented by many galleries in Edinburgh and exhibits internationally.


Angus McBay

Angus McBay returned to his native Caithness in 1977 to teach in Thurso High School. His interest in technical art subjects led him into jewellery making as a hobby. He has exhibited his work at Lyth in the past, and has been a member of Lyth committee.

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