Highland art graduate opens first exhibition in Stornoway
HAVING graduated from the Royal College of Art this year, Inverness-born artist Shaun Fraser has opened his first solo exhibition at An Lanntair, Stornoway.
Opened last Friday, August 4, the exhibition will run until September 16.
Primarily a glass artist, Shaun’s work focuses on notions of connection, identity and belonging and references the raw, emotive, elemental landscape of his native Highlands and islands.
Among the most exciting exhibits are a series of glass and bronze casts of peats from Lewis moorland along with screen-prints.
The exhibition also features two components of his Atlantic Series: a set each of Canadian Moose and Scottish Red Deer antlers cast in glass.
Much of the work follows on from his period as Suileachan artist-in-residence in Uig on Lewis in 2016.
Head of Visual Art at An Lanntair, Roddy Murray, said: ‘It’s always exciting to be able to transition young artists that have excelled through the art school system to a wider audience and to help showcase and launch them in their practice.
‘Shaun’s work combines a profound understanding of Highland history with innovative and elevated technical standards. It is both elemental and subtle.’
During his exhibition, Shaun will be hosting a basic introduction to the glass casting process.
Anyone wishing more information should go to lanntair.com.