Wild and Ancient Orkney

An Exhibition by ACE Foundation TravelArt award winner 2015

Private View 6-9pm Thursday 12th May 2016

The exhibition continues through Saturday 21st May 2016

Julia Sorrell will be giving a Talk at the Art Worker’s Guild, 6 Queen Square
on Friday 13th May at 6.30pm. The Talk is free but you must BOOK HERE

SorrellJulia Sorrell is the first artist to be awarded the ACE Foundation TravelArt Award which allows artists to travel across cultural boundaries to create new works of art. With its striking geological features and archaeological remains, Orkney proved a rich subject for Sorrell’s artistic preoccupations. Her sensitive interpretation of its coastline and prehistoric structures has produced a fine series of paintings with a wonderful interplay between form and feeling.

Living in her van and a coast guard survival suit for five weeks, Sorrell’s visit to Orkney followed in the footsteps of her father, noted archaeological illustrator and artist Alan Sorrell, who was commissioned to draw such sites as Skara Brae.