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With the natural light, high ceilings and welcoming feel we hope this will be an inspiring space to see more of the creative talent that Orkney nurtures.
We are talking to established artists to arrange exhibtions but if you would like to be considered please contact us.
We look forward to seeing you at the gallery
'Atween the Shooers'
25th April - 1st June
Ingrid explores Orkney weather in pictures and Orkney dialect
To celebrate the centenary of John Rae's birth we will be holding an open exhibition on the theme of 'Explore!'
Your own interpretation of 'Explore!' will create a vibrant and eclectic exhibtion from landscapes to personal development.
Full details can be found on the registration form
March 16th - April 20th
Peter Brown from Westray Gallery presents a portfolio of work from one Orkney winter
February 16th - March 13th
featuring four artists who transform fibre and fabric into glorious art. Fiona Smith Mal Cowtan Jo Constantine & Dawn Mayes
'Rags to Riches'
January 11th- February 13th
featuring the clever techniques for recycling upcycling and reclaiming those unwanted and unloved items, from the talented team at Steptoze Yard
Festive Open Exhibition
December 7th to January 9th
Works from Orkney artists to fill your Christmas stockings
November 24th- December 5th
A modern twist on the ancient art form of felting from the Holm - based group.
Age Concern AnonymArt Exhibiton
We welcome the return of this exciting event to the gallery. Secret art to buy for just £10
Bert Simpson 'Shorelines'
12th October - 7th November
We are delighted to hold the first exhibiton for many years for this well known artist. http://www.bertsimpson.com/
Kathy Pickles 'Flowers & Fruit'
14th September - 10th October
We are delighted to welcome back Kathy with a new range of work. For more information check out her website www.kathypickles.co.uk
17th August - 12 September 2012
We are very pleased to host an exhibition of Sheila Scott's work. Sheila is a well kent face in Orkney and we are delighted to see examples of her work in a wide range of different media: from the mosaics made famous at the airport, through traditional acrylic and watercolours to new work with glass painted calligraphy.
Chloe Jowett 'Orkney Images'
14 July - 15 August 2012
Chloe has taken a new look at the familiar Orkney landscapes, the wide skies and the rolling farmlands. For further information check out her website at www.orkneyelements.com
8 June - 11 July 2012
June sees the first solo exhibtion for Andy Fawcett. Andy works in a wide range of media from delicate pencil sketches, through watercolours covering a range of subjects from landscapes to birds.
Derby Stewart- Amsden 'All Points North'
11th May to 6th June
Derby has put together her new work for you.
There is more information at her website http://www.ashwhin.com/
Lizza Hume 'A Time to Reflect'
13th April - 9th May
This s very specail exhibtion as Lizza takes a break from the textile designs of Hume Sweet Hume to show us her more reflective work. These intricate pieces will show you new details each time that you look at them. A true delight.
Nicki MacRae Orkney Held Me Close
March 10th to April 11th 2012
Nicki is a self taught artist who has fallen in love with the Orkney landscape. Her work in this exhibtion ranges from the sketches made in the boot of the car on blustery visits through to the more considered studio work as she explores the impact that Orkney has left on her.
You can see more of her work and follow her blog on her website: http://nicki-paints.co.uk/
Lesley Poulton & Jan Judge
11th February to 7th March 2012
Lesley & Jan are sharing their first exhibtion at the gallery. As founding directors of the business it is time to see their work.
14th January to 8th February 2012
Celina Rupp Hayley Budge & Angela Geddes
This exhibtion is an exciting start to the New Year. Three artists that have not had exhibitions in Orkney before featuring:
Celina Rupp. Celina is better known as a fine jewellry maker. This is a fine opportunity to see the artist behind the jeweller. Working in acrylics and pencil drawings Celina offers us detailed animal protraits and fine landscape views of well -known Orkney sea views.
Hayley Budge is showing pen drawings, with watercolour wash, and photo prints. Hayley uses the pen and wash to explore the scenic water views and the craft found there-in. Her portfolio features a pair of bird portraits, and a range of photo prints and card of St Magnus Cathedral.
Angela Geddes has been a photographer for most of her life, Her work features subjects landscapes from Kirbister Loch across the world to Hong Kong together with flora and fauna shots.
Festive Open Show
We are pleased to announce the first Open Festive Show at the Art Gallery. We have been so pleased with the support from a large number of artists in a range of their media. Do come along for those special Christmas presents from the talented artists of Orkney
5th - 16th November
We are pleased to be showing the Age Concern AnonymArt project in November. A secret mini art sale will see work for sale at just £10 which have been kindly donated by a range of artists throughout Orkney.
Ingrid Grieve 'An Orkney View '
October 8th to November 2nd
We look forward to seeing Ingrid's powerful views of Orkney life and landscapes. Rertuning to her art through course at the college Ingrid has found a voice to express her love of the ways and the sights of Orkney
Jenna Hume 'Evanescence'
We are delighted to show the new work from Jenna who is well known as one half of the textile design team of Hume Sweet Hume. Jenna is moving back to her artistic roots and is showing new pieces that marry evocative artwork with delicate tapestries and fibres. humesweethume.com/about_us.php
Life Drawing Group
The Life Drawing Group meets monthly in Holm to offer members the chance to develop their skills drawing the human form. The group includes a wide range of abilities and experience and is always looking for new members. For more information see the noticeboard at the shop.
15th July to 24th August
Britt casts her unique eye on the familar views of Kirkwall and Stromness.
Our first exhibtion features the work of local botanical artist Kathy Pickles and runs from 14th May to 9th June. To see more of Kathy's work visit the website www.kathypickles.co.uk/gallery/index.htm
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