Public Art Installation

Commissioned by Orkney Islands Council, and created in collaboration with poet Gabrielle Barnby to celebrate the centenary of George Mackay Brown. 

Restored 100 year old oars, hand lettered with excerpts of poetry by George Mackay Brown and contemporary poetry by local pupils. Illustrated with icons related to the poets life and work.

The artwork is now part of the GMB trail, and is sited in Stromness Memorial Garden. 

Oars kindly donated to the project by Orkney Historic Boat Society. 

www.gabriellebarnby.com