This eshibition, curated by the gallery's Piergroup, considers the particular setting of Orkney's unique natural environment through the eyes of a new generation of creative young people as well as those of established artists.
Bringing together a selction of works from invited artists and the Pier Arts Centre's permanent collection, as well as their own responses, Piergroup are launching a longer-term project that will bring into focus the broad context and history of Orkney's iconic land and seascapes offering a better understanding of how change and development in the local community can be recorded and appreciated.
As emerging artists and writers, Piergroup participants wish to understand their cultural heritage and the relationship that an artist has with the natural environment. As young citizens, they have an acute and particular awareness of the issues and developments that affect not only their own local community and environment, but the wider, global issues surrounding climate change and endangered habitat.
A Good Prospect is part of an on-going Piergroup-led initiative entitled Orkney Observed and Imagined – apprehending landscape and energy. The Project has a pertinent and relevant role to play as the pace of development increases and conflicts of interest emerge in the economic and cultural debate.