Jock McFadyen RA is one of the UK’s leading painters. His work responds to a wide range of sources, from inner city life to industrial landscapes.
A visit to Orkney in the 1990s, signalled a shift in the artist’s work to include rural landscapes reflecting his travels in Orkney, around the UK and beyond.
Rowan Moore is a writer and architecture critic for The Observer and has recently completed a book on Jock McFadyen’s work.
Join us at the Pier Arts Centre to hear Rowan and Jock talk about painting, landscapes, architecture and much more.
Admission is free but booking is essential. To reserve a place contact the Pier Arts Centre on 01856 850209
This event is part of the RA250 celebrations. Museums and galleries across the UK will take part in a nationwide programme of talks, events and exhibitions to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2018.
The Royal Academy is the world’s foremost artist and architect-led institution. Since its foundation in 1768, the membership of Royal Academicians has included over 650 of Britain’s most eminent
artists and architects. With support from Art Fund, this far-reaching programme will celebrate Royal Academicians, past and present, foregrounding the impact they have had throughout the UK.
A full programme can be found by visiting roy.ac/RA250UK
An evening of poems and film screenings celebrating the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Orcadian film maker and poet Margaret Tait’s birth.
In this session PIER CLOSER will join with Piergroup to look at the W.S. Graham Centenary exhibition a poet among the painters in advance of it opening to the public on Saturday 22 September.
Annual Stromness Shopping Week Pavement Artist Competition.
Join members of the Society of Wood Engravers for a special gathering to mark the end of the exhibition. All welcome.
The Experimental Music Project present Eric Satie's 'Vexations' - a very short piano piece played 840 times in succession