Charlotte's Art on Display

Art work by NAFC staff member, Charlotte Slater, is featuring in an exhibition in Orkney.

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Two of the pieces by Charlotte on display in Orkney

The exhibition, called Innovators, at the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness features work by art students who were taught in Orkney and went on to graduate from an art school. Charlotte, who is from Orkney, graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2015 with a BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture.

She then joined the NAFC Marine Centre's Marine Spatial Planning section where she has been working on a Shetland Coastal Character Assessment to help the development of the Shetland Islands' Marine Spatial Plan (SIMSP).

The pieces displayed by Charlotte were created for the Coastal Character Assessment, and were intended to help engage the public in the assessment. The work was assisted by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York which helped towards the costs of constructing the pieces, which include a large contour map of Shetland made from plywood, a series of canvas prints incorporating the Shetland dialect, a chest of drawers with items found while out surveying the coast, and a book of photographs of the Shetland coastline.

Some of the pieces were previously on show at the UHI Centre for History's Firth and Fjords Conference in Dornoch, and it is hoped to exhibit them in Shetland after the Orkney exhibition closes.

The exhibition at the Pier Arts Centre runs from the 25th February until the 17th April. The Pier Arts Centre is open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10.30am to 5.00pm.