Created: 2004

Categories: Exhibition Works

Solo exhibition Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland

After a successful public art residency at Scalloway Booth in the summer of 2002, I was invited to have an exhibition at the Bonhoga Gallery.

While on the residency I was struck by the variety in colour and texture of beach sands, reflecting the diversity of Shetland’s geology. At Scalloway Castle a friend noticed how the masonry had been restored at various times with a variety of mortars of different colours because of the sands used, this observation was the origin of the cast works in the exhibition. The works are made using a process involving pattern making, mould making and casting.

In September 2003 I travelled to the USA on a Thyne Scholarship from the English Speaking Union, Scotland. Photographs in the Trailhead exhibition show some of the phenomenal landscapes that I encountered. ‘Trailhead’ is the general term used to indicate the beginning and end of a path in the National Parks.


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