Art in the Landscape season opens at Bonhoga Gallery
11 June 2013
Shetland Arts' Art in the Landscape
season opens this week at Bonhoga Gallery with a fantastic
opportunity on Saturday to join internationally renowned artist
Julie Brook in an outdoor drawing workshop. The all ages workshop
form accompanies Julie Brook's solo Made, Unmade exhibition
in the main gallery at Bonhoga which opens this Friday. The Art in the Landscape
season is funded by Scottish Natural Heritage and Shetland Arts and
is part of Scotland's Year of Natural Heritage. It also celebrates
the Shetland Nature Festival.
Julie Brook is a landscape artist based in
Skye and her exhibition is both indoors and outdoors at Bonhoga.
Her show indoors is film and photographic work exploring the
relationship between suggested and constructed sculptural forms in
the desert landscapes of Libya and North West Namibia. This
exhibition of work has toured to Shetland from the Dovecot
Studios in Edinburgh. Outside
the gallery in Weisdale, Julie has constructed a unique site
specific piece of land art which will also be open to the
Clair Aldington of Shetland Arts, said: "It
is a privilege to have an artist of Julie's standing creating a new
work especially for Shetland here at Bonhoga. The workshop she'll
be leading is a great opportunity for folk to work with her to
develop their drawing skills, and to hear more about her work in
other parts of the world."
In the other areas of Bonhoga Gallery,
local artist and ranger Howard Towll has a selection of sketches
and drawings of Shetland's wildlife and nature. The show, Sketches, is displayed in
the Lower Gallery in the café area. Also in the café, the Craft
Cabinet is showcasing the work of local furniture maker Cecil Tait
in an exhibition entitled Shetlandmade. The
Stairwell Gallery is showing Scottish Natural Heritage's Four Corners photography
project, which aimed to get schoolchildren from the four corners of
Shetland out exploring their local environments. Pupils from
Fair Isle, Foula, Unst and Bressay made visits to their local
nature sites (the isles of Fair Isle and Foula, and the National
Nature Reserves of Hermaness and Noss), documenting their
experiences through photography.
All the above exhibitions run from 15 June - 28 July with a
public opening from 6-8pm on Friday 14 July which is open to anyone
to attend. Shetland Arts' Art in the Landscape
season will continue with other events over the summer.
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