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The Illustrators

Posted by on June 27th, 2011 No Comments
The Illustrators An exhibition of contemporary children’s book illustration curated by author Julia Donaldson and organised by The Park Gallery, Falkirk and Artlink Central is due to start a tour of the UK following the recent news that Julia Donaldson has been appointed Children’s Laureate. It has been announced this week that Shetland Arts’ Bonhoga Gallery is… Read the rest...

Outdoor Drawing Workshop with Janette Kerr RWA

Posted by on June 9th, 2011 No Comments
Outdoor Drawing Workshop with Janette Kerr RWA To coincide with the opening of Extreme Wave Theory: an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Janette Kerr RWA @ Bonhoga Gallery 25 June – 14 August 2011. Join Janette for an Outdoor Drawing Workshop on Sunday 26 June, 10am-4pm.  … Read the rest...

Lois Walpole – urbanbaskets tradition recycled

Posted by on April 27th, 2011 No Comments
Lois Walpole - urbanbaskets tradition recycled An exhibition of contemporary pieces cataloging the work of Lois Walpole over the last 28 years. Lois is an internationally renowned basket-maker who uses natural and recycled materials to create baskets and containers of all shapes and sizes. The exhibition runs until Sunday 1st May 2011. more photos of the exhibitionRead the rest...

Basket-making drop-in session for bairns

Posted by on April 26th, 2011 No Comments
Basket-making drop-in session for bairns We had a happy morning at Bonhoga on Saturday 23rd April encouraging children to have a look at the current exhibition by Lois Walpole and then have a go at weaving for themselves. We just used scraps of string, tape and bits of drinks cartons to make some very simple pots and baskets… the results… Read the rest...

Royal Photographic Society 153rd International Print Exhibition

Posted by on February 7th, 2011 No Comments
Royal Photographic Society 153rd International Print Exhibition The 2011 Bonhoga Exhibition Programme is off to a flying start with the Royal Photographic Society’s 153rd International Print Exhibition.  From 29th January to 20th March every floor of the gallery including the café will be filled with over 120 prints by photographers from all over the world. The exhibition which tours the UK showcases… Read the rest...

Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition Programme 2011

Posted by on February 3rd, 2011 No Comments
Bonhoga Gallery Exhibition Programme 2011 For details of the upcoming shows at Bonhoga in 2011… pdf version: Bonhoga Exhibition Programme 2011 please note that the programme is subject to change, please contact the gallery on (01595) 745750 for up-to-date information.… Read the rest...

Bedtime Stories in The Street

Posted by on November 23rd, 2010 No Comments
For the next four weeks a calm and beautiful digital artwork can be seen from dusk until the early hours in central Lerwick, cladding an eight metre wall on the Fish Bowl shop opposite Architect Richard Gibson’s office near the Market Cross. Bedtime Stories is a digital textile architectural covering, created for the site by… Read the rest...

Sprickle an’ Peester

Posted by on November 11th, 2010 No Comments
Sprickle an’ Peester Christmas Exhibition, Bonhoga Gallery 19 Nov – 23 December 2010 Line and form are the themes of this year’s Christmas exhibition at Bonhoga Gallery, which opens to the public with an evening event on Thursday 18th November from 7.30 – 9pm. Collections of work have been brought to Shetland from studios and designers from throughout… Read the rest...

Christmas card competition winners

Posted by on October 27th, 2010 1 Comment
Christmas card competition winners Competition winner 5-11 age category - Connor Fraser, Nesting Primary Competition winner 12-18 age category - Stephanie Sinclair, Mid Yell School The response to Shetland Arts’ competition to design a Christmas card was enormous, with over 330 entries from Unst to Fair Isle filling the organisation’s offices and making the judging process incredibly difficult. Competition… Read the rest...

The Shetland Open Portrait Awards 2010

Posted by on September 21st, 2010 No Comments
The themed element of portraiture is a new angle for the Shetland Open exhibition that has been running annually for over 15 years and it has truly captured the imagination of Shetland’s artists.  As has always been the tradition the Shetland Open is a non-selective exhibition of work by amateur, professional and student artists and… Read the rest...