Ness to Ness: Art & Archaeology Workshop 2018

nesstoness 2018 flyer FRONT v2-page-001The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute have teamed up with Orkney College UHI Art Department to offer the popular summer Art & Archaeology workshop for 2018.

– Dates: 5th – 8th July 2018
– Time: 9.00-5.00 each day
– Cost £250 per person (limited number of concessions at £225)
– Accommodation and food is not included
– Material and transport to and from Kirkwall during the workshop is included

Thursday 5th July Field Day Ness of Brodgar and Ness Battery

After an introduction to the workshop, we will visit the excavations at the Ness of Brodgar. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a bespoke tour with Site Director Nick Card and see its unique art with Neolithic art specialist Dr Antonia Thomas. In the afternoon we will have a tour of the remarkable buildings at the Ness Battery and its unique WW2 painted murals with archaeologists Andrew Hollinrake.


Friday 6th July Studio Day Printmaking with Charles Shearer

For today’s session, we will be based in the art studios at Orkney College UHI in Kirkwall. Inspired by the previous field day, you will develop your creative ideas through the medium of print with world-renowned printmaker Charles Shearer. You will learn the process of collagraph print production from the drawing and cutting, using a range of tools, through to the application of the textures and materials that help give this process its unique character.


Saturday 7th July Field Day Pier Arts Centre and Warbeth Beach

For today’s field trip we will have a dedicated tour of the Pier Arts Centre and its world class collection of British Modernist paintings and sculpture, led by Education Officer and artist Carol Dunbar. The afternoon will be spent on Warbeth Beach where we explore the materials used for art making in the Neolithic, and find out how this striking landscape inspires modern and contemporary artists.

Sunday 8th July Studio Day Printmaking with Charles Shearer

You will be able to develop your ideas from the previous three days further, and continue to work on collagraph printmaking with Charles Shearer.

Formal qualifications are not required for this course.

Cost: £250 for 4 days. Limited number of concessions available at 10% discount (£225) To book, contact Jenna Harper at or telephone 01856 569000


7 thoughts on “Ness to Ness: Art & Archaeology Workshop 2018

  1. Joyce joy 15th February 2018 / 1:09 am

    Is this suitable for all levels of artistic ability …if yes I would be interested. Thank you

  2. seanlisle1 15th February 2018 / 1:57 am

    Hi Joyce, yes the workshop is open to all abilities. If you want to book a place then contact Jenna Harper on or 01856 569000. Hope that helps and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind Regards Sean Page

  3. Angela Wilson 15th February 2018 / 5:04 am

    I have emailed you Jenna as I definitely want to reserve a place 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  4. haffieliesel 15th February 2018 / 5:05 am

    Hi I have emailed you Jenna as I definitely want to reserve a place 👍👍👍

  5. seanlisle1 15th February 2018 / 5:26 am

    Many thanks.

  6. Sally Birch 21st February 2018 / 11:10 am

    Where would one stay?

    • seanlisle1 22nd February 2018 / 12:17 am

      Hi Sally, there are many B&B, self catering, hotels and even camping sites in Orkney. See for more details. Regards Sean

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