For our VACMA Spotlight series we will be looking at how artists and craft makers have used their VACMA grants to further develop their practice.
Dirk Robertson is a Shetland-born painter inspired by our rich heritage of folklore that spans as far back as Viking times. His contribution to Shetland’s rich tapestry of contemporary customs is to illustrate the old tales in colourful acrylic paintings. His aim has always been to bring to life encounters with malevolent monsters, benevolent music-loving trolls, sea-dwelling giant beasts and ghoulish warnings from the other side.
Having been successful in his application for our last round of VACMA, he has shared with us his experience of the application process and his plans for how he will be using the funding.
"Now, heading into the new year and a new project, I am bolstered with funding and all the benefits to experimentation that it offers. If you think you’re ready for applying for VACMA funding through Shetland arts I would recommend it, and I would defiantly advocate their excellent support team." - Dirk Robertson.
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