Northlight Gallery


MÓTI montage


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

West Side Cinema montage

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

Katherine Diaper and Fiona Sanderson

Circle and Line montage

Fiona Sanderson

and Katherine Diaper

Circle and Line

2nd - 13th July 2017

Stromness Writers Group

Writing Stromness exhibition

Stromness Writers Group

Writing Stromness

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

Robinson RR

Views of Robinson RR's exhibition

Robinson RR

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.