Welcome to the Brochtober Art Exhibition

in association with Lyth Arts Centre

possibly the first ever art exhibition inspired by and celebrating brochs!

These pieces were imagined and created by 42 artists (and 1 poet!), each with their own vision and ideas inspired by the brief we gave them: to create a piece of work based on brochs, their place in the landscape, the finds from within them, and their shape. We also offered the artists the opportunity to base their work on the art and life of John Nicolson, a local farmer who assisted in a number of early excavations of brochs in Caithness, as well as being a self-taught painter and carver.

The Project cannot thank all of the artists who contributed enough. They have all done this as a gift to Caithness Broch Project, and their support has made this possible. Fergus Mather took photos of the artwork and so made this online exhibition and auction possible.

As well as being an exhibition, this has been a charity auction, with proceeds going to support the Project, to help us further our ambitions to promote and develop the archaeological landscape of Caithness.

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Brochitecture: Art Deco

Alastair Sinclair

I was born in Caithness and am currently studying architecture at the University of Edinburgh. In my art, I often draw inspiration from historical forms and precedents.

Brochitecture: Art Deco

Pen on paper

Frame size

33 x 45 cm

sizes approx., not all frames shown in photos

Art size

29 x 42 cm

One of my main interests in architecture is learning from vernacular building types to find area-specific design solutions. I have had a particular focus on the broch, and find that their design can still have relevance to contemporary architecture (in Caithness, at least). This project, Brochitecture, is intended as a fun off-shoot of my architectural interest. Where previously I have reimagined Caithness landmarks as brochs, I have now decided to play with different architectural styles.

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Artist
Artwork
Current Bid (GBP)
Preview
Alastair Sinclair
Brochitecture: Art Deco
20
Alastair Sinclair
Brochitecture: Classical
20
Alastair Sinclair
Brochitecture: Gothic
25
Alastair Sinclair
Brochitecture: Modernist
35
Alastair Sinclair
Brochitecture: Postmodernist
20
Alastair Sinclair
Brochitecture: Vernacular
30
Alice Martin
Now
45
Andrew Bunn
Pictish Harp
125
Anja Karlsen
Scottish Brochs Through the Ages
250
Anon
Untitled
30
Barbara Cowan
Carn Liath
150
Beth Legg
Yarrows Brooch
250
Debbie Lee
Looking North from Nybster Broch
250
Euan Ferrier
Open Your Eyes to History
30
Fergus Mather
Brochxit
50
Gerry Stewart
The Broch
Gillian Gibson
Into the Soil
65
Ian Charles Scott
Broch Breath
250
Ian Pearson
Wine Glass
200
Isabel Macleod
Seeing Green
15
Isabel Macleod
The Swirling Sea
25
Jackie Newton
Still Standing
150
Jane MacRae
Ousdale Broch
120
Jenny Mackenzie Ross
Under the Flow
120
Joanne B Kaar
Broch I
80
Joanne B Kaar
Broch II
50
John Nicolson
Brims
60
Joseph Staitis
Thermae
30
Julian Smith
Rangag Reflections
80
Julie Marritt
The Broch
45
Kate Robinson
Moon Broch
35
Kate Webborn
Nybster Broch
50
Kathy McVittie
Broch Word-Play
10
Kelly Munro
Stones of Wester, Keiss and Kirk Tofts Broch
130
Kenneth McElroy
Broch Spots
100
Laura Chiarello
Faire an Duine
30
Lindsey Gallacher
Nybster Broch Brooch
275
Lisa Hooper
Arrivals: Mousa Broch
110
Lisa Poulsen
Thing’s Va View
400
Meg Telfer
Thing's Va, Broch with a View (1)
30
Meg Telfer
Thing's Va, Broch with a View (2)
50
Mount Pleasant Primary School, Enhanced Provision Unit
Untitled
20
Patricia Niemann
Reliquary Brooch: Ousdale Broch
110
Penny Irvine
A Glimpse of the Past
200
Sue Rankine
Broch of Ages
30
Susan Mackenzie
Broch Circles
150
Tamara Hicks
Blue Broch Kirk Tofts
200
Valerie Barker
Long ago, not far away: an imagining
165
Valerie Ward
The Way of the Trowel
60
Valerie Ward
Unearthing the Past
115
William B. Wallace
Broch Circles
100
Wodenstone / Nicolas Waugh
Broch fae the Broch
200