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Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Neville Gabie - toandFRO
Sep
3
Nov 5

Neville Gabie - toandFRO

  • The Pier Arts Centre

Neville Gabie has travelled the world creating films, drawings and performances that seek to get under the skin of places and communities.  toandFRO brings together work in a variety of media that reflects time spent in locations as diverse as Antarctica, South Africa and Achiltibuie.


Exhibition Changeover
Feb
22
Feb 26

Exhibition Changeover

The Collection, though small in scale, encompasses paintings and sculptures of exceptional quality by the key artists who were instrumental in importing and extending the ideas of the European avant-garde to Britain. 

The grouping of works exemplifies the definition and refinement of that particularly British manifestation of Modernism and also contains fine examples of work by Patrick Heron, Sir Terry Frost, Margaret Mellis, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, Alan Davie, Alfred Wallis and Naum Gabo among others.

More information about the Collection can be found on the Collection page.

We Are Our Journey
Feb
13
Feb 20

We Are Our Journey

  • Pier Arts Centre

An exhibition showing developmental work by Norna Sinclair, Orkney College`s Fine Art Textile third year undergraduate student.

Christmas Open 2015
Nov
21
Dec 24

Christmas Open 2015

  • Pier Arts Centre

The Pier Arts Centre presents its annual celebration of art and craft by artists and makers who live and work in Orkney.

ARTIST ROOMS Damien Hirst
Jun
20
Sep 12

ARTIST ROOMS Damien Hirst

  • The Pier Arts Centre

A selection of Damien Hirst works held by ARTIST ROOMS will be displayed at the Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney in summer 2015

Out of my Own Light - Louise Bichan
Apr
25
May 30

Out of my Own Light - Louise Bichan

  • The Pier Arts Centre

A selection of photographs and artefacts by Orcadian artist and musician Louise Bichan documenting a journey through Canada, in the footsteps of her grandmother Margaret Sarah Tait.

 

light wave - luminance and line in the Pier Arts Centre Collection
Apr
25
May 27

light wave - luminance and line in the Pier Arts Centre Collection

  • The Pier Arts Centre

This exhibition marks the International Year of Light and features works of art from the Pier Arts Centre’s unique collection that celebrate light, form and colour. 

light wave shines a focus on artists who use light to illuminate surface, to cast shadow, to emphasise colour or who have developed other surprising ways to utilise or define light.

Peedie Pier 3
Mar
28
Apr 18

Peedie Pier 3

  • The Pier Arts Centre

A display of pupils’ artwork selected by the County’s itinerant art teachers from across Orkney’s Primary and Junior High schools.

Sturt - Level 3 Fine Art Textiles
Feb
18
Feb 21

Sturt - Level 3 Fine Art Textiles

  • The Pier Arts Centre

An exhibition showing developmental work by Orkney College UHI’s Fine Art Textiles third year undergraduates Kirstin Wishart and Jenny Stone. 

Christmas Open 2014
Nov
22
Dec 24

Christmas Open 2014

  • Pier Arts Centre

A highlight of the Centre’s exhibition programme, the Christmas Exhibition showcases the volume and diversity of creative work being produced in Orkney.

GENERATION AFTER GENERATION
Sep
19
Nov 8

GENERATION AFTER GENERATION

  • Pier Arts Centre

GENERATION AFTER GENERATION is the result of a nine month project undertaken by the Pier Arts Centre’s Piergroup to engage with the Glasgow 2014 cultural programme GENERATION – 25 years of Scottish contemporary art.

Land and Sea – Orkney's Cultural Landscape
Sep
6
Nov 8

Land and Sea – Orkney's Cultural Landscape

  • Pier Arts Centre

This exhibition draws on works from the Pier Arts Centre’s permanent collection to present a series of creative rooms that explore the artist’s relationship with the key elements of colour, light and nature and highlights the distinctiveness of Orkney as a place of inspiration and creative innovation

 

MICROMEGAS > POWERS OF 10
Jun
21
Aug 23

MICROMEGAS > POWERS OF 10

  • Pier Arts Centre

A publishing project curated by Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen. Artists' posters, multiples and books including works published by Hansel Cooperative and Brae Editions.

Orcadia & Other Stories – Zoë Walker & Neil Bromwich, GENERATION
Jun
21
Aug 23

Orcadia & Other Stories – Zoë Walker & Neil Bromwich, GENERATION

  • Pier Arts Centre

Orcadia & Other Stories is a major exhibition of work by Zoë Walker & Neil Bromwich spanning more than 15 years. The exhibition aims to raise relevant and challenging questions about cultural identity and change at a time of development and opportunity across Scotland. 

Stands Scotland Where She Did? – Timothy Neat
May
3
Jun 14

Stands Scotland Where She Did? – Timothy Neat

  • The Pier Arts Centre

A stunning collection of photographs capturing experiences and relationships over a long life will be on show. Neat is a champion of the marginalized – Scottish Travelling People, Gaelic bards, salmon-netters, crofters, bee-keepers, horse breeders, Andalucian villagers, poets and artists.

Living Colour
May
3
Jun 7

Living Colour

  • Pier Arts Centre

Living Colour brings together a group of artist’s films, created between 1926 and the present day, that share a common interest in the potential of the moving image to capture and convey abstract form and colour.
Katy Dove, Oskar Fischinger, Ian Helliwell, Len Lye, Norman McLaren, Simon Payne, Lis Rhodes and Margaret Tait.

Inspired by…
Mar
22
Apr 12

Inspired by…

  • The Pier Arts Centre

An exhibition of pupils artwork made in response to the Pier Arts Centre Collection. The artwork for this display has been made by pupils from Stromness Primary, including the nursery and pre-school classes.

Element
Feb
14
Mar 1

Element

  • The Pier Arts Centre

The exhibition Element comprises work produced by students studying on Edinburgh College of Art's innovative post-graduate MFA programme Art, Space, Nature. Element reflects the individual and multiple readings and interpretations experienced by the artists.