Artforms

‘Eye Can Draw’ exhibition on display in Upper Cafe bar.

Posted by on May 27th, 2015 No Comments
'Eye Can Draw' exhibition on display in Upper Cafe bar. The wall space in the Upper Café Bar at Mareel has been transformed this week with the new exhibition, Eye Can Draw. Bringing together the work of two artists Jackie Smith and Dawson Murray, the exhibition explores the use of eye-tracking technology as a drawing tool for those with limited or no mobility. Both Jackie… Read the rest...

Newly released single ‘Bonfire’ by Eve Maguire

Posted by on May 21st, 2015 No Comments
Newly released single 'Bonfire' by Eve Maguire                   Battery Park Records, the student run record label based in Mareel, is geared up for its third online release. Eve Maguire, a Shetland based singer-songwriter, has released her new track called “Bonfire” which is now available on Battery Park’s Bandcamp page for 80p at batteryparkrecords.bandcamp.com The… Read the rest...

Lau on Tour – Week One

Posted by on May 21st, 2015 No Comments
Lau on Tour - Week One First week of the Lau Springtime tour saw us heading off to the continent. We loaded up the van in Edinburgh and caught the Newcastle-Amsterdam ferry. Plenty to do on this boat with casino, restaurants, live band and a pop quiz. The lively sea made for some good dance floor antics but we contented ourselves… Read the rest...

Open Winners: Malakoff

Posted by on April 23rd, 2015 No Comments
Open Winners: Malakoff Opening at Bonhoga Gallery this Friday is an exhibition taking local marine engineering firm Malakoff Ltd. as its inspiration. The diverse range of work is by the four category winners of last year’s Shetland Open exhibition: Susan Timmins, Ana Arnett, Cheryl Jamieson and Fionn Arnett. Working with both financial and professional support from Shetland Arts… Read the rest...

Singer Songwriter Night launches seasonal showcase concerts

Posted by on March 19th, 2015 No Comments
Singer Songwriter Night launches seasonal showcase concerts Shetland Arts has announced that in addition to the monthly Singers & Songwriters’ Nights at Mareel, it will present three concerts throughout the year in the Mareel Auditorium showcasing some of the incredible talent the group has to offer. The first of this year’s concerts is on Sunday 19 April and stars Lisa Ward (as… Read the rest...

Data from online survey on the future of theatre in Shetland released

Posted by on March 11th, 2015 No Comments
Data from online survey on the future of theatre in Shetland released The document contains the data collected during the recent SADA led online survey. We are circulating raw data as we feel it may prove useful to other theatre practitioners, organisations and funders in Shetland and beyond. We would like to thank everyone who took part. Shetland Arts Development Agency will be developing its response to… Read the rest...

Call for Entries: Bairns’ Open 2015

Posted by on March 10th, 2015 No Comments
Call for Entries: Bairns' Open 2015 Calling all Shetland’s budding young photographers! Submissions are open for the 2015 Bairns’ Open at Bonhoga 18 April – 31 May 2015. Entry is open to anyone from P1-S6. Two prizes will be awarded. The theme is INDUSTRY, and this year we’re making it a photographic exhibition.  Now is your chance to get out there… Read the rest...

Artists and Performers invited to showcase their skills in Mareel Cafe Bar

Posted by on March 4th, 2015 No Comments
Artists and Performers invited to showcase their skills in Mareel Cafe Bar Shetland Arts are delighted to announce the launch of two new platforms for local artists, practitioners and performers, Gutters’ Gaet Sessions and The Open Mic Café, to take place in Mareel. The events, designed to provide local people with a chance to develop their performance skills and showcase their artistic abilities, will be free to… Read the rest...

Dean Owens set to play Mareel and Muckle Roe

Posted by on February 27th, 2015 No Comments
Edinburgh based singer / songwriter Dean Owens will return to Shetland in April to play a duo of gigs at Mareel and Muckle Roe. Owens is no stranger to Shetland, his association with the islands having begun several years back when he and his then band The Felsons’ first stormed the Shetland Folk Festival, winning… Read the rest...

World Premier of Kai Fisher’s Last Dream (On Earth) comes to Mareel

Posted by on February 27th, 2015 No Comments
  Shetland Arts is to host the world premier of Kai Fisher’s new production Last Dream (On Earth), at Mareel on 15th April. The production, which has been developed in association with the National Theatre of Scotland and Tron Theatre, opens in Glasgow, before going on tour to St Andrews, Paisley, Shetland and Inverness. Last… Read the rest...