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no still life: New Exhibition at Northlight Gallery

no still life is an exhibition of the selected drawings and prints of Jules Bradbury.

golden eagle

golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) pencil on paper Jules Bradbury 2019

The show features charcoal, pastel & pencil drawings of crows and eagles, notably white-tailed sea eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla) – birds that have recently returned after an absence of some 142 years and successfully settled on Hoy.

white tailed sea eagle

white-tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) pencil on paper Jules Bradbury 2019

The large-scale crow drawings grew out of a commission from the National Library of Scotland in 2018 – Jules was asked to make an artistic response to a piece of prose about a carrion crow (a passage from the 1937 English exam question, housed in the newly digitised archive of Scottish school exam papers).

Alongside these are smaller works – pastels & monotypes of Orkney landscapes.

Some of the pieces exhibited have been inspired by particular poems from Scottish-based poets.

The Westray poet Lydia Harris and Edinburgh-based poet Lynn Davidson will give readings of their work at the opening of the show: 6-8pm on Friday 2nd August. 

no still life will be open to the public 12-5pm daily until Tuesday 13th August. 

no still life poster

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