The Big Draw 2016

Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve will open again during the October school holidays to take part in the national 2016 Big Draw event.

 From Saturday 8th to Sunday 16th October, the Visitor Centre facilities and Café will be open every day between 11.00am and 5.00pm.

This year, budding artists will explore the STEAM theme (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) using onsite resources such as the Marine Life Centre displays on the food chain and climate.

Judith Nixon, currently in residence at Bressay lighthouse will welcome drawers to the Stevenson Centre on Saturday 8th October to draw and talk about her work on sea studies.  The focus of Judith's work is directly informed by her experiences of living by the sea and includes swimmers, seascapes, seaweed and found objects.  She is currently working on a series of multi-media drawings, prints and paintings exploring the intersection between sea and land. 

Julia Barton will introduce the week long drawing project at 11.00am on Sunday 9th with an artist’s talk.

Artist Julia Barton will lead the drawing project through the week which will link to the science of seaweed, and her Littoral Art Project exhibition at the Shetland Museum and Archives, which visually explores ways to draw attention to the problem of waste plastic in our marine and coastal environments and the need to take action.

Opening times:

Saturday 8th - Sunday 16th October, 11.00am to 5.00pm

Free entry to Big Draw events in the Stevenson Centre. Normal admission applies to Visitor Centre displays, with 2016 season tickets still valid.