Under the skilful guidance of Orkney-based artist, Sheena Graham-George, we partnered eleven local amateur artists to celebrate and share the extraordinary creative talent that flourishes in our island community.
Sheena has been running art classes in Orkney for 17 years now and her outdoor classes, in particular, have proved immensely popular. Earlier this year, we invited to her to run a course for her students at the Highland Park distillery and she was delighted to take up the challenge.
Over an eight-week period, Sheena’s eleven-strong group investigated the physical landscape of the distillery, examining different industrial perspectives and experimenting with different mediums to see which materials and interpretations suited particular subject matters. Despite the challenges of the winter weather, the team created over 30 unique and stunning pieces of visual art that Sheena has now curated for an exhibition at the distillery during June and July. For many of the artists, this is their first public exhibition and we’re delighted to provide an opportunity for their work to be seen and enjoyed by the thousands of visitors we welcome to the distillery over the busy summer months.
From the end of July and for a period of around eight weeks, at least one piece of work from each artist will be exhibited at our newly opened visitor experience store at 58 Albert Street.
Exhibitor roll call
Liz Allen | Elspeth Beaton | Roger Davies | Mac Dodge | Sally Hallam | Christine Harcus | Bev Henderson | Liz Lea | Christine Muir | Jean Skinner | Sue Ward