Submarine by Tom McKendrick (1991)


These are images from Tom McKendrick’s exhibition ‘Submarine’ shown in the old An Lanntair venue in Stornoway Town Hall in September 1991.

“The first and most ancient purpose of art was to visualise the invisible, gods the souls of ancestors, spirits, powers felt but unseen. Mythology was an
integral part of this purpose, creating a working hypothesis by which mankind could touch, appease and understand things he feared or desired. In a parody to theses ancient purposes, I have called upon my shipyard experiences to create ‘Submarine’. A temple to man’s quest for ‘invisibility’.” Tom McKendrick 1991

There are several ways to interact with the exhibition – you can pan around the gallery using your mouse, the arrow keys on your keyboard, or the controller arrows on the screen. And you can zoom in or out using the scroll wheel on your mouse, or the on-screen controllers.

To view any of the images larger just click on the one that you wish to see; and for more information click on the information icons.

For best results click on the ‘enter full screen’ icon – the one on the far right.

Enjoy your virtual gallery tour!