Art and Archaeology - Portmahomack, Easter Ross

Art and Archaeology - Portmahomack, Easter Ross

Bristol based artist Jude Hutchen and University of Aberdeen archaeologist Candy Hatherley are running a series of events and workshops throughout this summer at the Tarbat Discovery Centre, Portmahomack, Easter Ross

These workshops have been designed to tie in with the University’s excavations of four Iron Age sites on the peninsula in June and July and they aim to bring the work of the department of archaeology to a wider audience and add colour and creativity to the regions rich heritage.

‘My Clan' Badge Making 11am – 3pm Monday 21 July 2014.  

Come and create your own ‘Clan’ symbol badge with help from Jude the artist and the archaeologists from the University of Aberdeen.  Using inspiration from the Pictish artwork in the museum, your own life and family to create a symbol which defines YOU!   

The Portmahomack Time Machine 2pm – 4pm Wednesday 23 July 2014. 

A projected map of the Tarbat peninsula 2500 years ago with all the prehistoric settlements will be our starting point for exploring the past, present and future of the peninsula.  With help from Jude the artist and the archaeologists from the University of Aberdeen we will imagine the peninsula in another 2500 years and create a 3D futurist map to be displayed within the museum.

Out Of The Blue Treasure Hunt 2pm – 4pm Thursday 24 July 2014.

Become an archaeologist and museum curator for the afternoon by combing the beach for artefacts, mapping and recording their location with help from Jude the artist and the archaeologists from the University of Aberdeen.  These artefacts will then be taken back to the museum, cleaned, described and catalogued and their meanings explored.  A display for the museum will be created.

From Black and White to colour - Photo Archive Collaging 11am – 3pm Friday 25 July. 

Come and explore the Portmahomack photo archive with artist Jude and the archaeologists from the University of Aberdeen. 

Images will be used as the base to create colourful representations of past life, using magazines, old maps and paint to add colour and texture to the black and white images.

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