Unique opportunity to meet the artist behind the exhibition

19 June 2012

Jini Rawlings, the artist behind WAVEING will give a lunchtime talk about her exhibition at 12.30pm on Wednesday 27 June at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.

WAVEING is an exhibition of new works by Jini Rawlings, on show at the museum, which is inspired by the stories and landscapes described in two historic journals by Aberdeen trawler skipper, Alfred Craig and 19th century traveller, Elizabeth Jane Oswald.

Rawlings sailed to Iceland in 2010 to film some of the significant places referenced in these writings and to explore how their different journeys might be linked across time and location.

At the Meet the Artist event Rawlings will talk about her travels around Iceland and her work followed by a Question and Answer session hosted by John Edwards, head of collections at Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums.

The family of Alfred Craig, his daughter Mrs Connie Douglas, her daughter Anne Alexander and Anne's husband Robert Alexander will also attend the talk.

Meredith Greiling, curator of maritime history at Aberdeen Maritime Museum said: "This stunning exhibition is a beautiful and moving response to a private journal written by a local Aberdeen trawler skipper during the Second World War. When Alfred Craig's family donated the journal to the museum in 2009, twenty years after his death, they couldn't have imagined how it would become the source of inspiration for an artist in London and result in this outstanding work.

"The journeys to Iceland made by Alfred Craig, Elizabeth Jane Oswald and the artist Jini Rawlings are woven together by these beautiful and mesmerising films. It really has to be witnessed to be appreciated."

Admission to meet the artist is free however advance booking is required by telephoning Aberdeen Maritime Museum on [01224] 337714.

The exhibition opened on Saturday 26 May and is on show until Saturday 01 September 2012.