About Jane Glue

Orkney Artist Jane Glue

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Orkney Artist Jane Glue
Jane studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen 1975-76 and Harrow college of art, London from 1982-85, graduating  with an HND in Art and design/Illustration.Jane opened her own gallery, Shorelines gallery in Kirkwall,Orkney in 1987. In 2005 she moved to her studio/gallery-shop in the village of Finstown. She has sold prints and cards to many outlets throughout the UK and original work worldwide. Jane sold her gallery in 2016 and moved her studio into Kirkwall at The Creative Hub in Hatston. 

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Interview with Joanna McDonald - Year of Coasts and Waters

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Interview with Joanna McDonald - Year of Coasts and Waters

The Stone Wave On this great beach a wild Atlantic storm Sculptures in stone its huge and wavelike form. Robert Rendall       Jane recently did an interview with Joanna McDonald, a blogger who moved to Orkney just as lockdown commenced. Go here to look at the 'In Celebration of Coasts' Collection. For the original, click here. ********** 2020 is Visit Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters which this week, the Orkney International Science Festival is celebrating as its theme. Over the next few weeks I will be exploring the Orkney coastline through the eyes of people who have...

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An Orkney Summer

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An Orkney Summer

  It has been a weird summer for all of us this year, no matter where you live! In lots of ways, here in Orkney we are very lucky. It is a wonderful place to be in lockdown, the wind still blows, a summer breeze at this time of year, our grass is lush and the wildflowers are more wonderful this year than ever. Our local council gardeners haven't been able to cut the roadside verges during lockdown which seems to have encouraged all the wildflowers. The black Aberdeen Angus cows fill the fields and the cliffsides at Marwick head...

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About Jane Glue

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About Jane Glue
Jane and her twin sister Judith were born in Orkney in 1958. There parents Don and Ella Glue met during WW2 when Don's ship the HMS Rodney was based in Scapa Flow. Don was originally from Somerset but they decided to settle in Orkney after the war. They had four children, Gus, Donald and the twins. They set up in business at Wellpark Garden Centre, then the most northern garden centre in the UK. The business is now run by Don and Ella's two grand daughters. Jane and Judith had always had a keen interest in art and in 1976 Jane attended Grays school of Art, Aberdeen and Judith started her own business making leatherwork items.

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Dr John Rae the Orkney explorer

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Dr John Rae the Orkney explorer

I’ve always known about John Rae, there is a memorial in St Magnus Cathedral which shows the explorer lying down, his gun by his side, and I knew about Clestrain and that John Rae had lived there. But it was only after my mother, who after reading Ken McGoogan’s book on John Rae, Fatal Passage , had insisted on my sister and I taking her out to see the house of Clestrain that I became more interested in John Rae’s story............

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