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.
A display of new and recent prints from Soulisquoy Printmakers focussing on design, innovation and architecture.
This exhibition brings together three leading European painters, whose work investigates the on-going relationships between contemporary painting and its modernist past
This exhibition is a culmination of a project with the Pier Arts Centre and Primary seven pupils from Dounby School.
This exhibition investigates the varied responses to landscape within British Modernism of the mid-20th century.
A selection of artworks inspired by the wreck of the Norwegian trawler Norholmen, which grounded just below Stromness Kirk-yard in 1966.
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.
The Pier Arts Centre will be closed between 25 December 2015 – 9 February 2016 to carry-out annual winter maintenance. The staff will be available from 8 January – 8 February (Tuesday – Saturday) on 01856 850209.
A new display of works from the Pier Arts Centre Collection including recent additions.
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.
The permanent collection is open to the public, however the ground floor galleries are closed for an exhibition change over.
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
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.
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 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.