Northern Fire: 1st Year Anniversary
As we all are forced to slow down due to the Coronavirus, it is a great time to take stock, finish off some projects and even to reflect.
I realised that our first full year as a company is about to draw to a close and although we are still quite young, I feel that a lot has happened in that time!
We have been lucky enough to work with some great artists in the collective and being part of a group like Northern Fire has definitely fuelled inspiration in some!
Villkat Arts burning his designs into wood through pyrography
Gloria putting many, many dots into canvas for her Forest Scene
Exploring new worlds through photography with Jamie Massie
We performed as a group of Vikings at the Winter Lights Festival in Llandudno in November. Our role was pretty much to shout and sing while we marched alongside a flaming longboat down the Main Street...
We have been in contact with historians and learned a lot in the process. We released our first blog on tattooing in the Viking age after Sean interviewed Professor Neil Price:
We attended the Jorvik festival in York despite some appalling weather and flooding in the city. Sean gave a talk on Viking art for our good friends at Asgard Crafts. We have collaborated with Asgard in creating our Hiberno Norse bracelet in the past and have a number of exciting projects planned for the future...
The Merchant Adventurers Hall in York and an extremely full river Ouse flooding the Kings Arms pub
We made some music in a cave... and upstairs in the Sacred Knot studio:
Some of the night at Sacred Knot was recorded and we will be bringing you the results soon....
To celebrate, we are holding a competition on Instagram and Facebook with the winner announced on 26th May, the date of our first post! To enter, simply share the post and click “like” and we will draw the lucky winners at random!
1st Prize: Your choice of the small canvas paintings by Sacred Knot,
2nd Prize: The Ulfheddin Hoody by Dyrs Hjarta Art,
As well as the main prizes listed, we will probably throw in a few little bits and pieces as well for the winners as it is our birthday after all!
Finally, a huge thank you to all of the amazing artists that we have had the pleasure of working with. It is an honour to showcase your work and I for one can’t wait to see what you create next 😊
Written by Duncan Reed