Thursday, 31 January 2013

Artist Juliet Lockhart display's her work on platform 2

Juliet’s work is based on the story ‘Sealskin, Soulskin’, written by Dr Clarrissa Pinkerton Est├ęs, which re-tells the story of a man who steals the skin of a woman-seal, imprisons her on land, but loses her when their child finds the skin and releases her back to the sea, and freedom.

Juliet is a sculptor and installation artist and works in various media.  Her website address is:

For the uninitiated (as I was three weeks ago), Platform 1 has some background information about the myths surrounding Selkies.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Bleating in the Booking Office

One of the beautiful, eye-catching, rag-rug pictures, now in the Booking Office.

The Mermaid and the Grazing Sheep in the cabinets were made by Charmaine McKissock using an ancient Rag Rug technique. This is the ultimate recycling craft:  nearly any old material can be cut into strips and pushed or pulled through hessian to form a ‘rug’. Here this ancient craft is used as an art form to create wall hangings orjewellery etc. Contact if you want to learn more about making a rag rug.