'Early Man and the Expression of Self' - Hayley Warriner

by Stephanie Cullen - 14:24 on 30 April 2019


Our current exhibition at For Arts Sake is ‘Early Man and the Expression of Self’ by Hayley Warriner.

The majority of us living in Orkney will be familiar with the intersection where art meets archaeology, this is after all the home of the Westray Wife whose purpose is still debated today. Therefore, it shouldn’t be completely baffling to have art exhibitions inspired by these archaeological finds.

The artist has clearly done her research and harvested inspiration from all corners of the world, her work features representations of cave drawings from Germany, Italy and America to name a few. As can be expected, the work itself ranges from rather abstract line drawings to more obvious images of early man and the animals they hunted or kept, deer, cattle and horses being the most prevalent, all very revealing of the lives these people led. There are paintings on canvas, stones, slates and plates, the artist has done some experimentation with colour in hopes to achieve the best results to represent these historic pieces.

Hayley has also included a few original pieces in this style, showing her enthusiasm for the subject and her choice to immerse herself in this project, giving the audience images of the mammoth that we often delight in. She has also done a couple of modern pieces that are her take on what we may leave to the following generation that would represent the world we live in.

The gallery is open Monday- Friday, 10-5 and Saturdays 10-4, come along and see this collection of stories from across the world.


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