This year’s ASN students have returned from a five day fieldwork trip to Orkney, a northernly group of Scottish islands with an 8,500 year history of human habitation.
Starting the journey in the town of Stromness, on Orkney’s Mainland, the group got a healthy dose of history, scenery, and culture. The trip included visiting the archaeological sites of Skara Brae, and The Standing Stones of Stenness, walking along the dramatic cliffs of Yesnaby, wandering through the deteriorating Hoxa Head military batteries, and venturing to the neighboring islands of Hoy, Flotta, and Rousay.
Special thanks to the Pier Arts Centre, and Stromness Museum for their hospitality and hosting of tours for the group.
We are happy to report that the ASN students will return to Orkney in February of 2014 to exhibit their work at the Pier Arts Centre.