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What's On At Caithness Horizons - July 2014

11th July 2014

Cafe Exhibitions

TTIA Thurso Gala Children's Art Competition
The annual Thurso Gala children's art competition will be exhibited in the cafe and cafe corridor throughout July. This year's competition follows the theme of Vikings and includes some fantastic Viking longships.

Gallery Exhibitions

ARTIST ROOMS: Douglas Gordon
10th May - 11th October 2014
An exhibition of work by the internationally acclaimed, Turner-Prize winning artist Douglas Gordon opened at Caithness Horizons in May. The works on show - which include three video installations and one text piece - have recently been presented by Douglas Gordon to the ARTIST ROOMS collection, and are being shown for the first time since their acquisition.

This exhibition also forms part of GENERATION, a national programme taking place in the summer of 2014, which will celebrate the wealth of contemporary art that has developed in Scotland over the last 25 years. Over 60 venues across the country are participating in this unique programme.

ARTIST ROOMS is an inspirational collection of modern and contemporary art acquired for the nation by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland through the generosity of Anthony d'Offay with additional support from funders, including the Art Fund. The ARTIST ROOMS tour programme, now in its sixth year, is showing at 18 museums and galleries across the UK in 2014. The tour is made possible thanks to the support of Arts Council England, the Art Fund, and in Scotland, Creative Scotland.

Born in Glasgow in 1966, Douglas Gordon rose to prominence among a generation of Glasgow-trained artists which emerged in the 1990s; he has since gone on to achieve huge international recognition, marked by major awards (including the Turner and Hugo Boss Prizes, and the Premio 2000 at the Venice Biennale), and by exhibitions in museums and galleries across the world. He now lives and works in Berlin.

5th – 13th July
To celebrate the Year of Homecoming 2014 the Viking element of our Year of Ancient Ancestors Festival begins on 5th July with the arrival of the Glasgow Vikings! The Glasgow Vikings strive to bring history alive and portray an accurate account of Viking warfare and daily life while trying to make it fun for their audiences. From 5th - 13th July, there will be a Viking living history encampment outside the Museum. Come along to explore what life was like in the Viking Age.

Other Viking themed events taking place at Caithness Horizons from 5th – 13th July include:

· Storytelling with Bob Pegg, storyteller and musician
· Viking art and craft workshops
· Ceramics workshops for adults and children with ceramicist Lorraine Robson
· Film screenings
· Local producers market

To find out more about the Year of Ancient Ancestors Festival please visit our official festival website or call in to Caithness Horizons to pick up a programme.

Official opening of our new Early Medieval Sculpture Exhibition
Friday 11th July
6pm – 8pm
Our new Early Medieval Sculpture Exhibition which features Pictish symbol stones and rune inscribed stones from the Museum’s collection will be officially opened on the 11th July. The exhibition will be open to the public from 10am on Saturday 12th July.

Peter’s Pals

ARTIST ROOMS art workshop
29th, 30th & 31st July 2pm – 4pm
An art workshop led by professional artist Lucy Harrison is taking place at the end of this month. The art workshop is available to all Peter’s Pals members. The three day workshop will include looking at the ARTIST ROOMS: Douglas Gordon exhibition and working with Lucy to create your own art. This is a really exciting opportunity to learn from someone currently working as a professional artist in London.

If you would like to book a place on this workshop or are aged 7 – 12 and are interested in becoming a member of Peter’s Pals please e-mail info[AT] or telephone 01847 896508.

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