Exhibition: Ku-Kan, Louise Barrington
Louise Barrington, a tenant from our Stromness Studios in Orkney, is bringing a body of work to exhibit at The Briggait, in the next feature of our extensive arts programme.
The show is called Ku-Kan which is a Japanese word meaning 'empty void', although there are many words in Japanese for empty this composition, is more magical, and expresses movement within space.
The work will respond to the changing light throughout the day, which is an important element throughout Louise's work.
The shadows and light illustrates the gentle ebb and flow of how we are in transience within the fabric of the environment. Louise uses natural dyed fabric using everyday plants and vegetables from the landscape. The work holds a feeling of time, it is an invitation for the view to contemplate their presence within the landscape, and an indication of the time spent observing Orkney's patterns, colours, movement and seasonal rhythm.
Louise was one of the first tenants to move in Stromness Studios when we opened it in November 2016. A new lease of life for the old Orkney Library building, this intimate studio building houses a handful of local artists.
Exhibition Times: 2nd - 23rd February, Mon-Fri, 9:30am - 5:30pm
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 1st February, 6-8pm