Sale of donated artwork will boost dig funds by £5k

Calling all art lovers with an interest in helping secure the future of the Ness project.

The artist Philip Hughes has donated two beautiful pieces of art for the Ness of Brodgar Trust to sell and help raise much-needed funds for the ongoing excavation.

Brodgar and the Two Lochs

40x96cm (quacryl & gouache on print & paper)

Philip Hughes often incorporates maps as an integral part of his work. The map is here linked with a painting of the Ring of Brodgar and shows the strategic position of the Ness and the overall geology of the surrounding area.

The selling price for this piece is £1,750.

Ness of Brodgar Structure Ten

50x70cm. Acrylic, pencil and pastel on paper.

The drawing is of the excavations on the Ness as of 2013 and is one of a series done on site in July that year and worked on subsequently in the studio.

The selling price is £3,750.

To purchase either of the pieces, or for more information, email

About the artist

Philip Hughes considers the relationship between the landscape and human history as the heart of his work. This is reflected in visiting, studying and walking between ancient sites in many different countries. He is particularly drawn to Orkney, with its extraordinary wealth of archaeology.

A series of very large drawings of ancient sites in Britain formed the basis of an exhibition at the Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, in 2008. The landscape of ancient sites of Orkney were central to an exhibition in the Francis Kyle Gallery, London in 2010.

Recently he has made a new series of paintings of Skara Brae for incorporation in the forthcoming publication by David Clarke and Alexandra Shepherd, Skara Brae: a full compendium of the site.

Philip has had over 50 one-man exhibitions in the UK and internationally. His work is widely held in public and private collections.

His website, showcasing more of his work is at

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