Sylvia Galbraith, Photographer

Silver Creek Photography
Fergus, Ontario


Sylvia Galbraith, Photographer

Silver Creek Photography
Fergus, Ontario



Winter 2023 - Summer plans are well underway, and as I mentioned earlier, I have been invited to co-facilitate an art retreat in Orkney, Scotland this coming July.  I am so excited to be part of this retreat... Orkney has always been on my list of "must photograph" places, and I'm looking forward to sharing my experience of this amazing place with you.  Details about the retreat can be found on the Luxeca Studios website.  This will be a small group, so if you think you'd like to be included, you should send in the registration form on the website right away. 

See you there, and in the meantime, I'll leave you with this, from Orcadian poet George MacKay Brown:



Monday I found a boot –
Rust and salt leather.
I gave it back to the sea, to dance in.

Tuesday a spar of timber worth thirty bob.
Next winter
It will be a chair, a coffin, a bed.

Wednesday a half can of Swedish spirits.
I tilted my head.
The shore was cold with mermaids and angels.

Thursday I got nothing, seaweed,
A whale bone,
Wet feet and a loud cough.

Friday I held a seaman’s skull,
Sand spilling from it
The way time is told on kirkyard stones.

Saturday a barrel of sodden oranges.
A Spanish ship
Was wrecked last month at The Kame.

Sunday, for fear of the elders,
I sit on my bum.
What’s heaven? A sea chest with a thousand gold coins.




Fall 2022 - Exciting news!  I have been invited to co-facilitate an arts retreat next summer in the Orkney Islands, Scotland.  Located in the village of Birsay on the north coast of the main island, Linkshouse was built in 1913 as a private residence.  Now part of the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, the facility has been extensively renovated to include accommodations for 10 people, and three studios.  Needless to say I'm thrilled to be asked to teach photography workshops alongside fellow artist and great friend Elske Degroot of Luxeca Studios.  Between us we'll be sharing photographic techniques, alternate photo processes, mixed media and encaustic, with the North Atlantic as our inspiration.  More details coming soon as we work them out, but I just HAD to share the news!  I can't stop smiling....  :)

linkshouse 4



Fall 2022 - Through the pinhole...  my view of Port Union, NL.

port union pinholes


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