A Social Life of Peat

A Social Life of Peat

Saturday, June 24th 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm

Expressions of interest sought from volunteers to record their experiences with peat in visual diaries during 2017.

Please download the guidelines and submit your expression of interest to take part by 15th June 2017.

There will be three workshops and one drop-in day

The workshops are suitable for people of all abilities and experience. They are sequential and intended to support the making of personal peat diaries over a four-month period. The workshops are designed and will be presented by Berenice Carrington at the Learning Room, Shetland Museum and Archives.

It is intended to include the peat diaries in a 2018 exhibition, A Social Life of Peat, (a study of the material and cultural values that peat has in the everyday lives of a small number of residents in Shetland) at Da Gadderie, Shetland Museum and Archives. The exhibition features drawings and photographs made by Berenice Carrington and is an account composed over the course of three years through a process of fieldwork, public workshops, and studio work.


Saturday 24th June - Making and Keeping a visual diary

Saturday 29th July - Drawing from the Shetland Museum and Archives Collections

Saturday 16th September - Printmaking for Visual Diaries

Saturday 21st October - Drop-in Day: A Social Life of Peat

Category: Arts and Crafts (Adult)