Category Archives: Materiality

Wilder Being: destruction and creation in the littoral zone

Wilder Being brings together  archaeologists, artists, environmental scientists and members of the community to explore an archaeological site (Pool, Sanday, Orkney) which is eroding into the sea with innovative and experimental field practice. Themes of coastal erosion, climate change, modern beach material … Continue reading

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A present from Orkney (Part 1)

  Orkney’s charity shops are treasure troves. Particular favourites are local souvenirs from the 1960s and 1970s: plates, bowls and trinkets advertising holiday destinations in Orkney, referencing a time when ‘staycationing’ was still the norm.     Many of the … Continue reading

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Materiality, memorabilia and mass production: encounters with Frog King at Papay Gyro Nights

Our first encounter with Frog King was at the start of Papay Gyro Nights 2013 festival. It was the opening of the festival, a cold winter night’s procession on the dark moonlit northern island of Papa Westray. It was also … Continue reading

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