Fiona Grahame & Martin Laird at Bragi's Open Circle, with standing stones at the Kristin Linklater voice centre, Orkney.

Rebel Orkney book launch

Rebel Orkney – book launch at Bragi’s Open Circle Fiona Grahame and I are proud to announce the publication of Rebel Orkney, an illustrated history book published by Orkney News Ltd. and distributed by Ingram. Subtitled “tales of insurrection from Orcadian history”, Rebel Orkney tells the story of some of those who dared to stand […]

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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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