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Art/Craft Commission
Cladaichean to Laebraks


We are delighted to announce that Christina Inkster has been awarded this art/craft commission. 

A few words about the Artist

Christina Inkster is a local Artist and Community Social Care/Support Worker. Born and raised in Shetland, she studied Fine Art at the University of Dundee and returned home with her bit of paper to continue her creative practice. Inkster has seven years experience of co-creating with communities locally, nationally and internationally. She has worked with: Shetland Arts, Creative Scotland, Museums Galleries Scotland and The Scottish Government, over a variety of community based co-creative projects, and has exhibited in: Shetland, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. 

Christina Inkster has a natural passion for supporting others and enjoys seeing the world, life and living through the eyes and minds of others: and this is what she tries to capture through her work. Inkster is delighted to be working with Moder Dy on their Cladaichean to Laebraks project and looks forward to learning more about the maritime and coastal heritage of Shetland and Skye, as well as meeting and working with members of our community throughout the project.


Commission Brief

Moder Dy CIC are looking for an artist/maker to document, or be inspired by, their work with the community, recording Shetland coastal heritage in the Cladaichean to Laebraks project during June and July 2022. The successful artist will receive a £500 commission to cover their time and materials to create work that will be exhibited alongside the completed results of the archaeological survey and archive research.


This exhibition will be held in a variety of pop-up (staffed) exhibitions around Shetland during August. The work must be easily portable, however it can be in any visual or applied art or craft medium. An image of the work will be featured in the Cladaichean to Laebraks report and on Moder Dy’s website.


The successful artist/maker is invited to join in with any aspect of the project that they wish, such as: archaeological surveys, archive workshops, GIS mapping training, meetings and site visits with Moder Dy’s Directors, Dr Esther Renwick and Dr Marc Chivers. Attendance is recommended at a minimum of one archaeological survey and one archive workshop. The final work can be inspired by any aspect of the Cladaichean to Laebraks project. Commission to be completed by Sunday 31 July.


Cladaichean to Laebraks is run in partnership with MSDS Marine (Scotland) across Shetland and Skye as one of 5 projects running in the UK this summer as part of Historic Environment Scotland’s and Historic England’s Outreach to Ownership Programme, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. This commission is a funded part of this project and is supported by Shetland Arts Development Agency.

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