Laura Drever: On Orkney light, time and walking the land

Laura Drever: On Orkney light, time and walking the land

Laura Drever is an Orcadian painter whose work grows out of her deep love of Orkney’s undulating landscapes and shifting light. Her paintings are steeped in engagement with this place and the experience of walking these particular landscapes. “Teebro” is the title of...
Pushing Paper

Pushing Paper

When I was a student at the Slade School of Art we used to make a weekly study visit to the print rooms in the basement of the British Museum. The Museum holds one of the world’s greatest collections of works on paper; about 50,000 drawings and more than...
What do you see when you see the sea?

What do you see when you see the sea?

  I’m delighted to share with you an exploration of this and other questions with the artist Tania Kovats. I met Tania over 20 years ago when we were both on the same artist residency programme in Rome. Although our paths have only crossed once, and briefly at...
WAKE

WAKE

Paper, 84cm x 2200cm, 2013. This work on paper was created for an exhibition in Tasmania in 2013. ‘Felt Presence’ explored artists responses to the stories of female convicts transported to the penal colony of Van Diemens’ Land in the 19th...
NIGHT NAVIGATION

NIGHT NAVIGATION

Video loop installation, 2004. Originally created for an exhibition in the Travelling Gallery, this work then went on to travel to Australia for my solo exhibition “The Subtle Ether” at CAST Gallery, Hobart in 2007. There it was installed as a large-scale projection...
REACH

REACH

Video loop installation with sound, 2004. The elusive flights of moths drawn to a window at night are mirrored by the interference on signals from short wave radio broadcasts. This piece has been installed at Stills Gallery Edinburgh in 2004, Oriel Mostyn, Powys, in...

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