Over the Edge: Paint and Brush Beside Trowel and Stone An Artist's Window Into The Ness Of Brodgar, Orkney

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Over the Edge Art Exhibition: An Artist's Window on the Past: Artwork created alongside archaeologist’s trowels and stone

Internationally Known Artist Jeanne Bouza Rose to Exhibit Paintings of the Ness of Brodgar Archeological Excavations

Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, May 20, 2023– An internationally known artist will be exhibiting over 50 paintings of the Ness of Brodgar archeological excavations in Stromness, Orkney from 28 July to 10 August, continuing online. The exhibition, titled “Over the Edge: An Artist’s Window on the Past,” will be held at Northlight Gallery, Graham Place, Stromness, Orkney and is free and open to the public.

The artist, Jeanne Bouza Rose, was invited to be one of the artists in residence at the Ness of Brodgar in 2018.Trained in New York, she spends much of her creative time in Orkney. Her work can be found in many private collections around the world. She has been a key member of a team of volunteers excavating since 2011 and has brought those unique experiences into her expressionistic paintings.Rose is particularly known for her landscapes of sky and standing stones, which are inspired by daily walks within Orkney’s World Heritage sites and its Neolithic archaeology.

The Ness of Brodgar is a prehistoric site located on the Orkney Islands in Scotland. The site is home to a complex of Neolithic buildings that has captivated the archaeologists worldwide. They have revealed an unexpected wealth of information about the lives of the people who lived there over 6,000 years ago. The excavations at the Ness of Brodgar have been ongoing for over 20 years but will cease in 2024.

Jeanne Bouza Rose’s paintings of the Ness of Brodgar are created on site with the textures of ‘plein air’ hazards of wind, rain and shifting earth. She has captured the significance of the ruins and celebrates the work of the archaeologists offering a unique glimpse over the edge of the trenches and into the past. The exhibition will be a fascinating opportunity for visitors to learn more about the Ness of Brodgar and to see paintings of a place that has ignited the archaeological world only to be lost again when the excavating ceases in 2024 and it is returned into a field of wildflowers.

Proceeds from sales will be donated to the Ness of Brodgar Trust and Peedie Retreats, a local charitable initiative.

About Jeanne Bouza Rose

Jeanne Bouza Rose is a New York trained artist who has been creating art for over 40 years. Her work is in private collections worldwide and she has exhibited extensively. Rose is particularly known for her landscapes, which are often inspired by her travels to remote and exotic locations.

Rose was born in the USA and grew up on Long Island, New York. She began painting at a young age, and quickly developed a love of art. She has studied painting and drawing, printmaking and she graduated with honors.

A year long Fulbright teaching exchange brought her to Paisley, Scotland in the 80s. After a successful teaching career back in New York, she started successful cultural-immersion art holiday workshops in Orkney. Through these visits to Orkney she established herself as a successful artist, and eventually she opened a studio in Stromness, Orkney. Orkney is the landscape or her life long dreams. Her work continues to grow in private collections worldwide and is available online.

Jeanne Bouza Rose is a passionate artist maintaining studios on both sides of the Atlantic. She teaches the Orkney Woodcut, a variation on the Provincetown printmaking technique, at the Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, New York. Copies of her work were recently sold in the British Museum to support the World of Stonehenge exhibition 2022. She is always looking for new ways to express herself, and her paintings are constantly evolving.

About the Ness of Brodgar https://NessofBrodgar.co.uk

The Ness of Brodgar is a prehistoric site located on the Orkney Islands in Scotland. The site reveals a massive complex of monumental Neolithic buildings. Without parallel in Atlantic Europe, its three hectres are filled with stone structures containing spectacular finds. An unexpected wealth of information about the lives of the people who lived there over 6,000 years ago has been revealed over the past 20 years of excavating. However, the excavations at the Ness of Brodgar will cease in 2024. The site will be covered over and returned to grasses.

The Ness of Brodgar is one of the most important archaeological excavations in the world today, changing our understanding of the culture and beliefs of Neolithic Orkney. It is a unique window into the past and has and will continue to draw worldwide attention even after it closes in 2024.

About Northlight Gallery, Stromness, Orkney

The Northlight Gallery is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of art and culture. The gallery is located Stromness, Orkney and it features a variety of exhibitions throughout the year. Northlight is committed to providing a space for artists to exhibit their work and for the public to experience art.

The exhibition “Over the Edge: An Artist’s Window on the Past” will be on view at Northlight Gallery from 28 July to 10 August with remaining works available for purchase online. The gallery will be open 10 to 5 for its duration with selected late nights.

About Peedie Retreats https://orkneycommunities.co.uk/ThePeedieRetreat and Facebook

A grassroots initiative to build a structure in a natural and stunning location where Orkney people with cancer and MS will be able to enjoy a break, FREE of CHARGE away from their worries and medical conditions. It will be a place, in a place, where people can rest, recuperate, connect with nature, find inspiration, hope and make wonderful memories – Inganess Beach, Orkney.

Contact: Jeanne Bouza Rose, artist ArtWork and Archaeology at the Ness of Brodgar, Orkney [email protected]                       +44 07900982612

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Northlight Gallery, Graham Place, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3DT, United Kingdom

Additional location/direction information

work is online at https://jeannebouzarose.com


Fri, 28 Jul

6:30 PM

Sat, 29 Jul

6:00 PM

Sun, 30 Jul

6:00 PM

Mon, 31 Jul

6:00 PM

Duration of event

Each day from the 28 July thru 10 August, exhibition gallery open. Visiting guest archaeologists from the dig are scheduled to appear at various times, to be announced. This is an international event with remaining artwork being sold online AFTER the exhibition.