Artist Edna Whyte (b. Kingston upon Thames 1930) has long been acknowledged for her draughtsmanship. Early this year, at the age of ninety, she completed this new series of pencil drawings based on the ‘iconic ruin’ that is Moine House, on the Moine Peninsula in Sutherland, one of Scotland’s most northerly counties. The motif was first recorded by Whyte in a drawing from memory made in 1989. She first travelled in the area in 1964. She has recently re-visited Sutherland, and these drawings with their brooding atmosphere and sense of desolation reflect to some extent Whyte’s preoccupation (and sense of foreboding) with climate change issues, waste and environmental destruction.
On display, provisionally, as follows:
July – August: Dorothy Dick Studio Gallery, SCOURIE IV27 4TE
November – December: Hughson Gallery, GLASGOW G12 0PU
The drawings are for sale, framed; prices from £650 - £1250. Please contact the gallery for further information.
A publication in celebration of these new drawings is available from the artist and from Hughson Gallery.
Photography and map by Bob Murray.