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What's On At Caithness Horizons in October 2014

29th September 2014

What's On at Caithness Horizons: October 2014

Cafe Exhibitions

Peter's Pals ARTIST ROOMS: Douglas Gordon workshop exhibition
8th September - 8th October 2014
Work produced by our Young Curators Club during an art workshop based on the ARTIST ROOMS: Douglas Gordon exhibition will be on display in the cafe and cafe corridor from 8th September. The workshop was led by professional artist Lucy Harrison and took place over three afternoons in July.

Seashore Festival Art Exhibition
9th October - 3rd November
The winners of the Seashore Festival Children's Art Competition will be on display in the café and café corridor.

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.

Special Events

Hitchcock Film Night
Thursday 2nd October, 6pm – 10.30pm
To mark the final week of the ARTIST ROOMS: Douglas Gordon exhibition we will be showing an evening of classic Hitchcock featuring Psycho and The Birds in our AV Room.
Refreshments will be available.
Over 18’s only
Booking essential

Pictish Arts Society Conference
Friday 3rd October – Sunday 5th October
Caithness Horizons is delighted to announce that The Pictish Arts Society (PAS) will be hosting their annual conference which has the theme "Northern Picts, Northern Neighbours" at the Museum from Friday 3rd October – Sunday 5th October. To book your place and for further information about the conference please see

After the success of our Viking events in July, which over 9,000 people attended, we are going Viking mad again in October.

Vetrablot Viking Feast
Friday 24th October, 7pm – 10pm
Join Caithness Horizons and the Centre for Nordic Studies, UHI for an evening fit for the Viking Gods. We invite you to eat like a Viking with a three course feast of authentic Viking food. Enjoy Viking entertainment with storytelling, games and songs which will help transport you back to when Caithness was part of the Viking Earldom of Orkney. Places are limited and tickets are selling like Viking hot cakes so book your place now. Tickets are £20.

Academic Talk by Dr Ragnhild Ljosland from the Centre for Nordic Studies, UHI
Saturday 25th October, 11am – 12.30pm
Enjoy an academic talk by Dr Ragnhild Ljosland from the Centre for Nordic Studies, UHI entitled “Messages from the Past — Runes in Caithness, Orkney and Shetland”. This is a free event but places are limited so booking is essential.

Children’s Viking Workshop
Saturday 25th October, 11.30am – 1.30pm
The Glasgow Vikings, back at Caithness Horizons by popular demand will be running an exclusive workshop for children from 11.30am — 1.30pm. £2 per child. Members of Peter’s Pals – Young Curators Club get priority booking. Booking is essential as places are limited.

The Glasgow Vikings
Saturday 25th October, 10.30am – 4.00pm
The Glasgow Vikings, back at Caithness Horizons by popular demand will be in residence at the Museum for a family day where they’ll be demonstrating how the Vikings lived.

Storyteller Bob Pegg
Saturday 25th October from 2pm – 3.30pm
Bob Pegg will be here telling spooky Viking and Pictish stories suitable for all the family. This is a free event but places are limited so booking is essential.

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