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The Pier Arts Centre


18 September 2021 (11am-12pm)


The Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, Orkney was established in 1979 to provide a home for an important collection of British fine art donated by the author, peace activist and philanthropist Margaret Gardiner (1904 – 2005). 

Digital Events

Orkney and the Artist

In this Webinar, the audience will hear about the exhibition Orkney and the Artist, currently on display at the Pier Arts Centre.In 1988 the Stromness poet George Mackay Brown wrote the introduction to a book marking the first 10 years of the Pier Arts Centre. The essay – Orkney and the Artist – notes the significant role that art and artists have played in Orkney life and culture over the last few centuries. Featuring work by Stanley Cursiter, Robert Rendall, Sylvia Wishart, Gunnie Moberg, Ian MacInnes and others, the exhibition emphasises George Mackay Brown’s belief that art is critical to the health and well-being of any society.


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Key Information

  • 28-36
  • Victoria St
  • Stromness
  • KW16 3AA