Room 13 Mallaig

Resident Artist(s): Fiona Marwick / Andrew Fairbairn
Main Studio Artform: Painting and Craft Skills


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After some experience of taking part in projects organised by Room 13 Caol during the 1990s, Mallaig Primary School set up its own Room 13 in 2010.

The school offers education in both Gaelic and English, and many of the children who attend are bilingual. Their Room 13 operates two days per week with a focus on traditional crafts – language, literature and storytelling feature in the studio practice as much as visual arts.
The skills of drawing and painting are taught very traditionally in Room 13 Mallaig. The studio offers weekly watercolour painting lessons which are well attended by younger pupils. Older students take on management duties as well as developing their own creative projects and ideas. They take the business of buying and selling seriously and as a result Room 13 Mallaig supports an enterprising business.

At a glance

News from Room 13 Mallaig


Lochaber Young Artist of the Year Award 2015

  Room 13 International, with the Rotary Club of Lochaber, is pleased to announce the launch of the second Lochaber Young Artist of the Year Award. With the Young Artist of the Year Award the Rotary Club of Lochaber are … Continue reading


Global Enterprise

Room 13 Mallaig have learned to make these fantastic bags made from used plastic. The technique was picked up by their artist in residence who spent some time working with Room 13 Shikshayatan last year. This is an excellent example of studios … Continue reading