‘7 days in the West Bank’: Paintings by Katherine Diaper at The Northlight Gallery

The exhibition runs from the 9th to 20th April at the Northlight Gallery, Stromness, open 11 am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.

Katherine Diaper has lived in Stromness since 2015 and as an artist and educator she spends her time teaching primary children, running creative workshops and painting.  She says that she enjoys using the fluidity of paint, working and re-working the layers, to describe the experience of being in particular places that speak of thresholds; the Orkney shore, a boat builders workshop and now the West Bank.

In 2019 she had the opportunity to travel with a group of women from the UK specifically to meet a wide range of incredible women living and working in the West Bank, all of whom spoke eloquently and passionately about what life is like for women in Palestine.

Katherine used paint to express some of what she had experienced, heard and learnt in those seven days.

She filled sketchbooks and memory cards with photos, watercolour sketches, ink and pencil drawings and words which she used to create a series of paintings, prints and 3D works, which were due to be exhibited at Northlight in 2020.  

She says that she is delighted that the work and the stories behind them can now be shared.

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  1. So glad you are using your gift of art to enlighten the world about the long on-going genocide in
    Palestine;also very happy you are friends with my daughter Nadia! Hugs, Nan

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