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Australian artist Margaret Worthington was artist in residence at Sumburgh Lighthouse in 2015 and Bressay Lighthouse in 2016, spending time also on Noss and Unst. She has been particularly influenced by the ever-changing light and mists that swirl around Shetland, along with the Fair Isle patterns she saw at the Shetland Textile Museum.

"I found that by cutting out some of these patterns in my paper not only was I referencing traditional Shetland craft, but the cut-outs allowed slivers of light into the work, much like the swirling mists."

Margaret's striking watercolours can be seen in the Lower Gallery at Bonhoga and in the Feature Space on the first floor at Mareel until 27 August.


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