Grinneas ‘People’s Choice’ winners announced as public vote for best in show

  • Published on: 28th January 2020
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As the Islands’ Open exhibition Grinneas nan Eilean draws to a close at An Lanntair, the votes have been totted-up for the People’s Choice award.

And topping the poll was Drowned Out by Lewis artist Christine Davidson.

‘Drowned Out’ by Christine Davidson

The piece, comprising a glass box embossed with gold-leaf and etched with biblical quotes, is composed of Christian symbols, among them a ‘crown of thorns’ made from barbed wire, a Gaelic Bible and a small crucifix, submerged in water.

The People’s Choice winner of the inaugural Grinneas na h-Oigridh (Young Grinneas) vote is Caitlin Morrison, aged 14, also from Lewis, whose graphic drawing of Venom, one of Spiderman’s most terrifying foes, came out as best in show.

‘Venom’ by Caitlin Morrison

An Lanntair Visual Arts Director Roddy Murray said: “Congratulations to both our winners. They are both compelling pieces but could hardly be more different! They will each receive a £50 voucher to spend at An Lanntair.”

People’s Choice winners Christine Davidson and Caitlin Morrison join Critic’s Choice winners Mairi Gillies with Piobaireachd Crubaige 1 & II (GnE), and Dulcie MacDonad with Clouded Vision (GnO), announced in December 2019.

Grinneas nan Eilean and Grinneas na h-Oirgridh close at An Lanntair on Saturday 1st  February.

‘Drowned Out’ by Christine Davidson
‘Drowned Out’ by Christine Davidson