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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For Whom does the Wind Blow, energy policy being reserved to Westminster? Cartoon depicting Alistair Carmichael MP blowing a paper wind turbine. Pen, ink & gouache, 2019.

For Whom does the Wind Blow?

Orkney is a windy place and can generate more power than it needs from its many wind turbines. Unfortunately the energy distribution network is not set up to take advantage of this. There is currently no easy way to export surplus electricity, and the price tariffs energy suppliers impose on consumers penalise people living in […]

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Cataclysmic climate change? Just roll with it! The all-new Toyanka Wastelander. Gas-guzzling SUV driver throws rubbish at a walker while potentially fatally close-passing a cyclist.

Cataclysmic climate change?

Cataclysmic climate change? Just roll with it! When Arnold Schwarzenegger became Governer of California in 2003, he was criticised for claiming to care about the environment whilst driving around in a Hummer (of which he owned six). This incredibly masculine status symbol gets around 10 miles to the gallon, and is the exact opposite of […]

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