ACE TravelArt Award

Location: England

Subject: Art, Archaeology

Dates: 2015

Related ACE Cultural Tours: Orkney, Archaeology Tours


To support the creation of new art.

Project History

The ACE TravelArt Award is a new project to encourage and support living art. The award allows artists to travel across cultural boundaries and create new works of art.

Project & ACE

Julia Sorrell RI RBA is the first artist to be awarded the ACE Foundation TravelArt Award.

With its striking geological features and archaeological remains, Orkney proved a rich subject for Sorrell’s artistic preoccupations. Her sensitive interpretation of its coastline and prehistoric structures has produced a fine series of paintings and watercolours, which give a wonderfully dynamic example of the interplay between form and feeling.

Living in her van and a coast guard survival suit for 5 weeks, Sorrell’s visit to Orkney followed in the footsteps of her father, noted archaeological illustrator and artist Alan Sorrell, who was commissioned to draw such sites as Skara Brae.

Exhibition at Abbott & Holder, 30 Museum Street, opposite the British Museum, London, WC1A 1LH | Friday 13 May to Saturday 21 May 2016 | 09.00-18.00 closed Sundays

Julia will be at Abbott and Holder on Saturday 14 May from 10.00-17.00

Illustrated Talk at the Art Workers’ Guild  | Friday 13 May | 18.30 | Free admission. 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, WC1N 3AT

Further Exhibitions in Cambridge