Printmaking in the North
to Apr 3

Printmaking in the North

We're looking forward to displaying prints from artists with a connection to Northern Scotland. 

Alongside this exhibition, we  We'll also host a private viewing event on Thursday 8th March from 5-7 pm and will run printmaking workshops for children and adults on Saturday 17th March. 

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Easter Craft Market
11:00 AM11:00

Easter Craft Market

  • Caithness Horizons Museum and Art Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We'll kick off the 2018 tourist season on Saturday 31st March from 11am by welcoming local crafts people, artists and makers to our popular Easter Market.  Come along and see the wonderful range of hand designed products made on our doorsteps here in Caithness.  If you're looking for a special gift or simply a treat for yourself, we've got you covered.  There are still some stands available so if you make awesome items you'd like to share with the world, why not join us!  E-mail us for more information, we'd love to have you.
We'll also be serving up some delicious Easter specials in our cafe and will have drop in craft sessions for the little ones so keep an eye on our facebook page for the details.

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Scottish Society for Northern Studies Conference
to Apr 14

Scottish Society for Northern Studies Conference

We're really looking forward to being involved in the Scottish Society for Northern Studies residential conference right here in Thurso from 11th-14th April based at the Pentland Hotel! Here's a brief look at the programme. For more information and to sus out how you can attend, check out the website:

Beginning with full bellies thanks to the (the best way to do something) on Wednesday 11th April, guests will enjoy a welcome buffet before the sessions begin the next morning.

*Thursday 12th April*

  • 09:30 - Session 1

Andrew Conlon, Glasgow, ‘A.O. Curle: A Wandering Antiquary in Caithness’

Maya Hoole, Historic Environment Scotland, ‘(Re)Discovering Ava: Research Results from a Chalcolithic/Early Bronze Age Beaker Burial, from Achavanich, Caithness’

John Borland, Historic Environment Scotland, ‘Pictish and Early Medieval Sculpture of Caithness and Sutherland’

Oisin Plumb, University of the Highlands and Islands, ‘”Beyond the Range of Human Exploration”: 
Cormac and the “North” in the Seventh Century’

  • 14:00 - Session 2

Andrea Blendl, Institute for Northern Studies at UHI, ‘Rune-Carving in Caithness: Then and Now’

Joanne Howdle, Caithness Horizons,Thurso: New Developments at the Museum’

16:30-18:30 - Reception at Thurso Museum / Caithness Horizons Museum and Art Gallery with guided tour by Joanne Howdle, Curator of Collections-YEY, that's us! :D

*Friday 13th April*

  • 09:30 - Session 3

Linda Ross, University of the Highlands and Islands, ‘Dounreay, People and Place in Caithness: 1954-65’

Catherine Byrne, Wick, ‘Stroma, Island Life in the 20th Century’

Muriel Murray, Castlehill Heritage Centre, ‘The Rise and Fall of the 19th Century Flagstone Industry in Caithness’

  • 14:00 - Session 4 - Open to the Public

Andrew Jennings, University of the Highlands and Islands, ‘The Other Northern Barbarians: A Trope through Time’

Kenny Brophy, University of Glasgow, ‘“Many stanes”: Revisiting the multiple stone rows of northern Scotland”

Colleen Batey, University of Glasgow, ‘Norse Caithness: An Update’

*Saturday 14th April*

  • 09:30-16:30 - Coach Tour

To include Castletown Heritage Centre, Freswick Links and Keiss area broch.

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Printmaking in the North Workshops
10:30 AM10:30

Printmaking in the North Workshops

  • Caithness Horizons Museum and Art gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fancy a go at Printmaking? 
Then why not sign up for a workshop with us and local painter and printmaker Meg Telfer?  Two sessions will take place on Saturday 17th March and we'd love to have you along.  

  • Adults from 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Children from 1pm-2.30pm

Spaces are limited so please book ahead to avoid missing out.  To book, call us between Tuesday and Saturday 10am-4pm or e-mail us:  

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