MINERAL MINDS: ORKNEY GEOLOGISTS UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

Stromness Museum: Mon-Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1100-1600

Ted Kellock was an amateur geologist whose superb rock slide collection is looked after at the Museum. Matthew Forster Heddle, born and brought up in Hoy, was Scotland’s greatest ever mineralogist. The museum has collaborated with Dounby Primary School P6-7 on a creative project, which has resulted in pupils curating a section of the exhibition themselves, with input from textile designer Kirsteen Stewart and jewellery designer Sheila Fleet.

MORE EXHIBITIONS:

  • More images inspired by the influence of Dr Kathleen Drew Baker on the Japanese seaweed industry. It will include over a dozen artists who work with seaweed in printmaking, photography, painting, textiles and sculpture. Among them are Alison Clark, Alison Moore, Ingrid Budge, Megumi Barrington Uenoyama, Yvonne Harcus, Julia Lohmann, Mollie Goldstrom & William Arnold, Rebecca Marr, Ami Robb and Ingrid Stout.

  • Three exhibitions are woven together in the gallery near the harbour front. Mother of the Sea was inspired by the work of Dr Kathleen Drew Baker (1901-1957), revered in Japan for her work on the life cycle of the seaweed known in Wales as laver (Japanese nori). It will include over a dozen artists who work with seaweed in printmaking, photography, painting, textiles and sculpture and is spread between here and the Northlight Gallery in Stromness, and the seaweed theme will be featured in Skaill House on Sunday 8. ..

  • A new introductory display created by Callum Potter, former president of the British Astronomical Society. Comets have fascinated humans since time immemorial, and often thought to be the portents of doom. Great Comets which are easily visible to the casual viewer are rare, but there are now thousands known to reside around our solar system. ..

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