Ullapool Harbour Trust is pleased to host this fascinating exhibition curated by the journalist, broadcaster and author, Lesley Riddoch.
Featuring five Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland), the images and artworks feature portraits of remote, northern scenery and fishing communities. This is a vibrant collection highlighting works by Kaare Espolin Johnson, the virtually blind artist from the far north of Norway who painted striking images of seascapes and people, Johannes Sveinsson Kjarval, the orphaned fisherman and Iceland’s most prolific artist who painted landscapes and lava formation, photographs of Vennelyst — Copenhagen’s oldest allotment garden, women fishing off the Finnish islands of Aland before World War 2 and images of Kiruna the Northern Swedish town that’s being moved and rebuilt due to massive subsidence caused by decades of mining.
This collection also examines Scotland’s proximity to the often touted and arguably mythical concept of an empty frozen north. It was launched at Edinburgh Festival 2015 and has recently been exhibited in Shetland and Wick.
The exhibition, which is upstairs in the ferry terminal, is open from 11am to 9:00pm daily and will run throughout the summer. Entrance is free and EVERYBODY is welcome to attend.
Join Lesley at 7.30pm in the Ferry Terminal Building on Friday June 24th at 7.30pm for the official launch and guided tour. Open to all and free of charge. Refreshments will be served.