“This paper reflects upon the Test Trenches Project, which involved arts practitioners in a range of media collaborating with archaeologists on the excavations at the Ness of Brodgar, Orkney. The team, including the archaeologists, subsequently undertook a short studio residency at the Pier Arts Centre, a contemporary art gallery in Stromness, and collaborated on creating installations in a range of media. Rather than aiming specifically to create finished works for display, visual experimentation was explored as a meaningful process in itself. Nevertheless, the project was able to provide subtle and unexpected contextual insights into the archaeological material”.
|Title of host publication||Art and Archaeology|
|Editors||Andrew Cochrane, Ian Alden Russell|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Name||One World Archaeology Series|
Thomas, A. S. (2014). Creating contexts: between the archaeological site and art gallery. In A. Cochrane, & I. A. Russell (Eds.), Art and Archaeology (Vol. 11, pp. 141-155). (One World Archaeology Series). New York: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8990-0_11