When: Saturday, August 19th 2023 - Sunday, August 27th 2023, Start Time: 11:00, End Time: 17:00
Where: The Stables Causeway, Cromarty IV11 8XS
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Nigg / \ Cromarty / \ Nigg
Taylor – Westacott
The town of Cromarty and the Port of Nigg face one another, separated by a deep and fast-flowing stretch of water – the Cromarty Firth. This exhibition shows how two artists have captured the essence of each place; the natural heritage and picturesque trees of the Cromarty landscape are juxtaposed against the vast structures of the contemporary energy industry.
The exhibition explores a creative partnership. Sue Jane Taylor and Ian Westacott have lived together and worked side by side for many years but each focuses on a very different aspect of the world they live in.
Sue Jane Taylor’s selected sketches and working drawings are based on her residency at the Port of Nigg where she observed and drew onsite the daily industrial workings of the port: the arrival of deep sea vessels and massive subsea jackets and their components for offshore wind farms in UK waters.
Like Sue Jane, Ian Westacott begins his work on location, etching on to copper plates regardless of wind and rain. In contrast to Sue Jane, his work remains firmly focused on the majestic trees of the natural environment. But, in this exhibition, the glimpses of Nigg’s industry in the background of Ian’s delicately etched work remind the observer of the links between these two worlds.
The exhibition is jointly sponsored by the Cromarty Arts Trust, Nigg Energy Park and Global Energy Group. Free entry.
Timed to coincide with the exhibition, there will be a free showing of the Rigs of Nigg, a film by Don Coutts in the Victoria Hall, followed by tea, coffee and discsussion with some of the local stars of the film. Saturday 19 August, 5.30 - 7.30pm. Reserve your tickets here.