Artist in Residence Open Studio @ The Highlanders’ Museum (Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection)

2 & 3 June 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come and meet our Artist in Residence, Robyn Woolston this Friday and Saturday. Robyn is working with our World War One collection and will have an Exhibition at The Highlanders’ Museum from 7th October 2017 –  18 March 2018. She is bringing to life some of the interesting stories and characters which exist in the original letters, diaries and photographs kept by Highland soldiers during the First World War.

Robyn Woolston Artist in Residence January - June 2017

Robyn Woolston Artist in Residence January – June 2017
anatomical embroidery of a heart on an army jacket

Embroidered heart on dress jacket

The aim of the Residency and Exhibition is to help the children and adults to understand what life was like for a Highland soldier on the battlefront during the conflict.  We hope to encourage comment on the collection and to inspire people to learn more about the stories through research in our archive.

You can follow Robyn’s progress on her blog The Highlanders Museum World War One / Artist Residency

Education Officer, Gill Bird “We are really excited to be working with our first ever Artist in Residence at the Highlanders’ Museum and are already seeing the collection in a new way and sharing the stories and ideas with our visitors.”

Robyn Woolston is a fine artist with a great deal of experience producing artwork exhibiting, collaborating and working with children and adults from many different backgrounds and in many different settings.

 Artist, Robyn Woolston Fort George provides a fascinating and vital opportunity to engage with both the heritage, stories and architecture of The Highlanders’ Museum (Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection). It’s an extraordinary commission that should illuminate a series of novel responses to the World War 1 displays and archives alongside engaging the local community on a creative journey of exposition and place-making.”

bullet lodged in cigarrette case

Cigarette case belonging to Private M Smith, with a bullet from the Battle of Loos 1915 lodged in it.
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