Archaeological flavour to 2019 student art show

There’s a distinct archaeological flavour to the forthcoming exhibition of Orkney College UHI exhibition of student work.

Among the exhibiting students is BA Fine Art student Samantha Gray, who has incorporated soil from the Ness of Brodgar spoil heap into her installation.

She explained: “I came back to Orkney after a period of time studying at Forth Valley College. It made sense to finish my degree here as all of my work was inspired by Orkney.

“I am fascinated by the Neolithic sites at Brodgar, the lines they make on the landscape, the natural elements, and the feelings that the sites invoke.

“In making my own pilgrimage through the area, I imagine how the Neolithic moved, their reasons for being there, their rituals and beliefs.

“My main subject is line – maps, archeological site plans and surveys, and my own lines of connection. Further to this course I would like to take the Art and Archaeology module in January 2020. You will find my cards and prints at the Ness of Brodgar shop this summer.“

The exhibition, at Orkney College UHI, is open to the public from June 17-26, Monday to Friday 10am-6pm.