Art is born from inspiration found in extraordinary places... join us in Orkney and immerse yourself in its remoteness, its rugged beauty, and its mystery. It's time for your unforgettable creative journey to begin...
Orkney 2023 - Your Creative Adventure Awaits.
Orkney - known as the gateway to the Northern Isles - was once described by Orcadian poet George Mackay Brown as having "an imagination haunted by time", where "the hills tell old stories, and the cliffs are poets with harps." A collection of enchanting islands off the north coast of Scotland, Orkney is remote, mysterious, idyllic... one never runs out of words to describe this stunning place. It’s a land of more than 5000 years of neolithic history, with dramatic sea cliffs, a rich artistic vibe and a culture that is truly unique to Orkney. And now YOU have a chance to experience its magic this summer. Join talented artists Elske deGroot and Sylvia Galbraith for a week-long artists' retreat filled with inspiration and wonder. You'll completely immerse yourself in your art, leaving the distractions of everyday life behind. Guided by two experienced artists, you'll expand your creative mind and take your art practice to new levels, all while sharing ideas and experiences with your fellow participants.
have a desire to make art but don't know where to begin?
have creative experience, but want to try new art forms?
learn from other creative people?
need time and inspiration for new work?
want to discover connections between art, history and location?