Dig Art! 2015 received hundreds of spectacular entries from across Scotland, from paintings and photographs, to cakes and cartoons. Participants ranged from five years old up all the way up to 70, and they all took their inspiration from thousands of years of history.

‘Repetition|Performance’ by Dan Lee Artisan (25+) Archaeology Is… - Runner-up “Six weeks walking, working and teaching at Ness of Brodgar excavations 2014, Orkney, Scotland, carrying a handheld GPS. Each colour represents a different day, each line a different journey.”
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‘Repetition|Performance’ by Dan Lee
Artisan (25+)
Archaeology Is… – Runner-up
“Six weeks walking, working and teaching at Ness of Brodgar excavations 2014, Orkney, Scotland, carrying a handheld GPS. Each colour represents a different day, each line a different journey.”

Winning images

The winning images were chosen by a panel of expert judges, composed of celebrated photographers, archaeologist and sculptors. Their selections reflect the diversity of archaeology in Scotland, including mysterious early prehistoric rock art, the delicate golden bird pin from the Viking Age Galloway hoard, and a rare perspective on the famous site of Skara Brae from hundreds of feet above.

Kate Robinson, Dig Art! 2015 Judge and ‘Our Place in Time Arts Festival’ Coordinator, said:

“One of the best prizes on offer is the opportunity for these artists to see their work displayed during the European Association of Archaeologists Glasgow 2015 Conference and ‘Our Place in Time Arts Festival’ in September. This festival, which is open to everyone, will bring the conference out to the city through a programme of sculpture, films, festivities and photography exploring the theme of archaeology.”

View all the winners here:
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‘The Rainbow Stones’ by Darcey Axon Novice (Under 16) Putting the Art in Archaeology - Winner “I was inspired by a photo taken of the stones with a beautiful sunset. The patterns are what I enjoy drawing at the moment and I thought it suited the shape of the stones.”
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‘The Rainbow Stones’ by Darcey Axon
Novice (Under 16)
Putting the Art in Archaeology – Winner
“I was inspired by a photo taken of the stones with a beautiful sunset. The patterns are what I enjoy drawing at the moment and I thought it suited the shape of the stones.”

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Dig It 2015

Dig Art! 2015 was coordinated by Dig It! 2015, the year-long celebration of Scottish archaeology, and Forestry Commission Scotland, who encourage everyone to be inspired by the natural and cultural heritage within Scotland’s forests and woodlands. Hundreds of additional Dig It! 2015 events are available online at www.digit2015.com