Flying High – Lifestyles Exhibition is Unveiled

Flying High a collaborative public artwork was unveiled at Lifestyles, Kirkwall on Monday, October 22nd at 2pm.

Lifestyles Flying High

‘Flying High’ comprises 8 large canvases.

It hangs around the  central octogen with its vaulted glass ceiling and natural light.

Lifestyles Flying High 5

Local artist Sheena Graham George and Ullapool-based artist Angelica Kroeger were commissioned to carry out the project, which has included several hands-on workshops with service users from the Lifestyles Service along with partner organisations Connect, SEAL and the Blide Trust.

Those involved have already had a taste of exhibiting through a ‘work in progress’ showcase of creative material generated through the project which was displayed at the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness and at the Pickaquoy Centre in April this year.Lifestyles Public Art Project

The Orkney News livestreamed the event to our Facebook page.

Afterwards there were teas, coffee, juice and a selection of very nice things to eat.

Lifestyles Flying High food

The project was part funded by the Scottish Government and the European Community Orkney LEADER 2014 – 2020 Programme’; and Orkney Islands Council.

Reporters: Helen Armet and Fiona Grahame

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