The Pier Arts Centre
The Pier Arts Centre, in Stromness, was founded in 1979 to provide a home for an exceptional collection of British fine art donated to the people of Orkney by the author, peace activist and philanthropist Margaret Gardiner (1904-2005). Margaret Gardiner’s original collection, comprising 67 pieces, includes works by major 20th Century artists Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Alfred Wallis, amongst others, as well as local artists such as Sylvia Wishart and Stanley Cursiter.
The outstanding collection has grown steadily since 1979 and now comprises over 200 works including contemporary additions by artists such as Jim Lambie, Edmund de Waal and Katy Dove, as well as works by Orcadian artists Margaret Tait, Steven MacIver and Brandon Logan. As well as the Permanent collection, the Centre also curates a year round programme of changing exhibitions and events for the education and enjoyment of the general public.
Our permanent collection and temporary exhibitions are on display to the public and members of staff will be present to answer any questions or queries.
Booking not required.
Where to find us
- Victoria St
- KW16 3AA
Programmes this building took part in: