Polar North by Lesley Burr

Polar North by Lesley Burr

Sunday, March 10th 2024 - Sunday, May 26th 2024
Da Gadderie, Shetland Museum and Archives

Scottish Contemporary Artist Lesley Burr was selected as the 2019 Arctic artist residence by the Friends of Scott Polar research institute to the Canadian Arctic.

Since then Lesley has produced a substantial body of arctic inspired paintings, prints and ceramics which will be on show in this exhibition, 'Polar North'.

Lesley explores the importance of arctic themes, sharing her responses to the trip and her wider preoccupation with the natural world.

"The opportunity to view the Arctic landscape and nature at first hand, and to meet Inuit artists and communities, has been a catalyst for a period of prolific creativity that has also highlighted the climate crisis impacting the environment, communities and nature across the world."

Alongside Lesley's artwork will be a display of Arctic artefacts from Shetland Museum Collection.
A book is available to accompany the exhibition.