Studio tour with Orcadian artist Martin Laird

Orkney Doors Open Days 2020

Orkney Doors Open Days 2020 Artists from Orkney were invited to take part in the annual series of Doors Open Days events taking place across Scotland. This year events are online only due to Covid-19 restrictions. In the following video you can watch a short overview of my studio working environment, materials, tools and methods. […]

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Orcadian giant Cubby Roo lifting a large rock over his head and preparing to squish the Muse of Comedy

Cubby Roo time-lapse video

Cubby Roo time-lapse drawing video Cubby Roo is a giant from Orcadian folklore. There are various tales of him hurling megaliths between islands (often at other giants), and attempting to build bridges of rocks between them. This is a habit he shares with other giants from Norse and Celtic mythology. Many places in Orkney are […]

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A Gude Cause Maks A Strong Erm poster - official selection for the Scottish Short Film Festival 2019

WOFF WOFFF PIAFF

WOFF, WOFFF, PIAFF! A Gude Cause maks a Strong Erm, the animated story of the Orcadian Woman’s Suffrage Society, continues it’s run at film festivals across the UK, and is also playing in Paris this week. The Paris International Animation Film Festival (PIAFF!) runs from the 17th to the 23rd of September. A full programme […]

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