Northern Light with Orkney Camera Club
One of the most popular and long-running exhibitions to take place annually in the Science Festival is the photographic exhibition of the Orkney Camera Club. For a number of years now the club has provided images of Orkney to reflect a theme from the Festival. These have included life on Orkney’s outer isles, wildlife, history and transport.
The UK’s Brightest Light Source
Light is crucial to life on Earth. Heat is transferred from the sun, in the form of infrared radiation, to warm the planet and to drive the climate system, whilst photosynthesis, the process which makes atmospheric oxygen and from which plants make sugars, relies on visible light to work.
Illuminating Geometry Playing with light and being able to use it to create different colours and moods is a fascination with adults and children. As part of this year’s schools programme there will be an opportunity to do exactly that using simple materials such as recycled paper to make eye-catching lanterns in the form of the Platonic solids.
Open Windows lets the light in
The exhibitors range from recent graduates to long-established artists and include painters, sculptors, photographers, illustrators and weavers. The exhibition base is Northlight Studio where a large tapestry, the work of a group of weavers based at Northlight, will be on display.