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Jen Hadfield on film

Posted by on July 24th, 2009 No Comments
Jen Hadfield won the 2008 T.S. Eliot Prize with her second collection, NIGH-NO-PLACE. In this short video she reads four poems from the book, beginning with the title-poem ‘Nigh-No-Place’, followed by ‘In the same way’, ‘Daed-traa’, and then ‘Paternoster’, the Lord’s Prayer uttered by a draught-horse. The film shows excerpts from her Wordsworth Trust reading… Read the rest...

mirrie dancers website launch

Posted by on July 24th, 2009 No Comments
As of this weekend anyone with an interest in Shetland’s largest public art project will be able to keep up with its progress on a new web site, www.mirriedancers.com Mirrie Dancers, commissioned by Shetland Arts, invites the public to join with artists Nayan Kulkarni and Roxane Permar in creating a series of lightworks that will… Read the rest...

Alison Hayes’s visual art exhibition review

Posted by on July 22nd, 2009 No Comments
This is the last week to go along to Bonhoga Gallery and see the wonderful show of  show of film pieces by Alison Hayes entitled Island Sounds.  The exhibition is very beautiful and calming and will lift the spirits on another wet Shetland day.  Alison visited Bonhoga to install her show and enjoyed her visit,… Read the rest...

Open Quintet’s exhibition at Bonhoga review

Posted by on June 22nd, 2009 No Comments
A  busy night at Bonhoga Gallery saw nearly all the participating artists attend the exhibition preview of Open Quintet.  This is the first initiative by Shetland Arts to take forward the five prizewinners from the 2008 Shetland Open Art Exhibition and create an exhibition to showcase their talents.  The opening was busy and both curator… Read the rest...

Submissions for Shetland Open Art Exhibition 2009 invited

Posted by on June 11th, 2009 No Comments
Submissions for Shetland Open Art Exhibition 2009 invited All artists and makers, who are over 18 and Shetland by birth, education or residency are invited to submit a piece for this year’s Open.  The show runs 5 September – 4 October with the preview on Wednesday 2 September at 7.30pm. An  Open Information Sheet is available.… Read the rest...

Story of a Family

Posted by on May 29th, 2009 No Comments
Media release: Every year, Imaginate, The Bank of Scotland International Children’s Festival brings the best theatre available for children and young people to Scotland. Over recent years companies have travelled outside Edinburgh and performed in different parts of the country. Once again Shetland Arts is delighted that once again a company is coming from the… Read the rest...

Building Biographies

Posted by on April 17th, 2009 No Comments
Media Release: The 4th biennial survey of architecture in Scotland is the starting point for the next exhibition at the Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill. It is entitled Building Biographies and is on tour from The Lighthouse, Scotland’s National Architecture and Design Centre, in Glasgow. It is a self contained exhibition featuring recent projects from Scotland… Read the rest...

YUF Theatre Shetland Perform Blackout

Posted by on March 21st, 2009 No Comments
Media release: A major theatre event is being performed in Yell tonight and tomorrow night. The members of Shetland Youth Theatre are combining with those from YUF Theatre Shetland to perform Blackout by Glasgow writer Davey Anderson. The production is being performed as part of New Connections the celebration of youth theatre organised by the… Read the rest...

Reaching Across – Jennifer Talbot exhibition

Posted by on March 13th, 2009 No Comments
Media release: Textiles take over Shetland Arts’ Bonhoga Gallery with the new exhibition, entitled Reaching Across by Cambridge based artist Jennifer Talbot, previewing on Friday 20 March at 7.30 pm and running until 19 April 2009. Everyone is welcome to attend the opening and meet the artist. Jennifer Talbot was born in Tanzania, brought up… Read the rest...

Close – Allan Pollok-Morris exhibition

Posted by on February 7th, 2009 No Comments
Close - Allan Pollok-Morris exhibition Media release: Described as ‘a hymn to the Scottish garden’ the exhibition close opens at the Bonhoga Gallery on 13th February 2009, documenting Allan Pollok-Morris’s journey through works of garden designers, plants people, artists and architects. The gardens are created against the natural backdrops of the Lowlands, Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and united by… Read the rest...