coming of age
Coming of Age by John
Saturday 29th July - Friday 29th September 2006
Exhibition preview: 11am Saturday 29th July
Online documentation of the exhibition 'Coming of Age' by John Shapter.
Coming of Age by John Shapter
'Three found objects are displayed in the Peedie Gallery. These have been discovered, as a group, on an Orkney shoreline. Historically, they have been attributed to a mysterious and mythical society, known as the `Bay People`, which flourished on the coast sometime in the past. A description and explanation of each artefact is included in the display.
'Coincidentally, the shape of each object forms a symbol, three of the twenty eight used in the language of the Bay-people. These symbols spell a word, the closest meaning of which is `coming of age` or `reaching maturity`. It is a matter of conjecture, whether these objects were placed in this pattern deliberately as part of a ritual.'
The Gallery will be changing location for this exhibition and will be sited within the Orkney Museum in Kirkwall - in the old water tank cupboard towards to the top of the large 1820 staircase.
'Coming of Age' is for sale, at a price of £50 The price of the work including the current Peedie Gallery is £75*.
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*If the Peedie Gallery is sold with the artwork, the box ceases to be the Peedie Gallery - just the container or packaging for the artwork. A new Peedie Gallery will then be developed (by acquiring another shoebox!)