An exhibition curated by the Pier Arts Centre’s study group, an informal forum which provides an opportunity for extended and expanded discussion.
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 celebrating the top 100 buildings from 1916-2015, nominated by the Scottish public.
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.
Exhibition showcasing the work of eight younger designers and makers all working in Orkney.
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.
An exhibition showing developmental work by Norna Sinclair, Orkney College`s Fine Art Textile third year undergraduate student.
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.
The Pier Arts Centre presents its annual celebration of art and craft by artists and makers who live and work in Orkney.
A new display of works from the Pier Arts Centre Collection including recent additions.
wavespeech is a joint exhibition by Edmund de Waal and David Ward
A selection of Damien Hirst works held by ARTIST ROOMS will be displayed at the Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney in summer 2015
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.
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.
A display of pupils’ artwork selected by the County’s itinerant art teachers from across Orkney’s Primary and Junior High schools.
Stargazing celebrates the work of the latest generation of Orkney artists to have graduated from art schools around the country.
A display of paintings by S2 pupils from Stromness Academy responding to photographic documentation and artwork recorded during World War I.
An exhibition showing developmental work by Orkney College UHI’s Fine Art Textiles third year undergraduates Kirstin Wishart and Jenny Stone.
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 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.
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
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 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.