The Street Uncoiled
An Exhibition Celebrating Per Mare 200
24th - 27th July 2017
Louise Barrington, Kerrianne Flett, Calum Gilles, Nick Gordon, Mary Grieve, Frances Scott, Sigurd Smith
The artists took as their inspiration an extract from Per Mare: The Stromness Pageant, 1967 by George Mackay Brown.
The street uncoiled like a sailor's rope from north to south
And closes swarmed up the side of the hill
Among gardens and clouds,
And closes stepped down to the harbour
And the nets and whitemaas.
West Side Cinema
For Shopping Week West Side Cinema Goes North
A Free Mini Cinema In The Street + Free Animation Workshops For All Ages
18th - 22nd July 2017
Stromness Writers Group
An exhibition of acrostic poems written to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Stromness becoming a Burgh of Barony, which allowed the town to take control of its own affairs, establish a town council and adopt the motto 'Per Mare' meaning 'by the sea'.
23rd - 29th June 2017
News to Orkney
Interpretations of the ebb and flow of tidings and dispatches arriving on Orkney shores from the outside world
10th - 21st June 2017
This most recent exhibition is an Aladdin's cave of found treasures formed into the most telling and emotionally involving of sculptural objects. From the show-stopping boat, which speaks of the refugee crisis, to an arrangement of driftwood called 'Donald looms large over the horizon', bruck is made to speak. The artist has made challenging, informative and beautiful work from found wood and plastic arranged with exquisite precision in simple frames and boxes.
Robinson RR taught in Orkney for more than two decades and former pupils will remember his classes as exciting, creative spaces. Since he retired he has focussed on his art practice.