This event is intended as a two-day immersive workshop to stimulate conversations between the arts and craftwork community and archaeologists. We aim to explore how archaeological material can be used as an inspiration for artwork, and how archaeological findings can be used support local arts businesses.
The workshops will include speakers from the crafts community already drawing on archaeology in their work, speakers from the archaeological community who will seek to increase awareness of the rich heritage of the islands, sessions focused on artistic responses to archaeology, and chances to employ some hands-on skills and practice antler working alongside experienced experimental archaeologists. Other sessions will also look at the ways we can articulate what archaeologists can offer the arts community, in particular in terms of information on objects and the history of craftwork on the islands which could be used to support arts businesses, for example in marketing materials.
The Cafe will not be open on Sunday so participants should bring lunch.