Artforms

Conversation on future development priorities for literature to be held at Mareel

Posted by on February 4th, 2016 No Comments
Conversation on future development priorities for literature to be held at Mareel Shetland Arts will be holding a meeting to discuss future priorities for supporting and encouraging development in literature in the isles. The meeting follows on from those previously held on Theatre, Visual Art and Craft and Film. It will take place in Mareel on 16th February at 6pm in Screen 2, Mareel.  The event is… Read the rest...

Fiddle Frenzy 2016 on sale now

Posted by on January 29th, 2016 No Comments
Fiddle Frenzy 2016 on sale now Teaching packages for Shetland Arts’ annual Fiddle Frenzy festival, taking place 31st July – 7th August, will go on sale on Monday 1 February. This year will see the first of a 3 year term for new curators Eunice Henderson & Claire White, both highly respected teachers and performers of Shetland fiddle. Eunice & Claire… Read the rest...

Are you prepared for… GARGANTUA?

Posted by on January 29th, 2016 No Comments
Are you prepared for... GARGANTUA? You might have survived the ‘Attack of the 50 foot Woman’; you might have been terrified with ‘The Incredible Shrinking Man’; and you might have escaped from ‘The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms’…….but are you ready to face the ultimate test?  Are you prepared for …GARGANTUA? As part of NT Connections (the largest youth theatre festival… Read the rest...

Artist Talk: David Mach

Posted by on January 28th, 2016 No Comments
Artist Talk: David Mach Presented by Shetland Arts in association with UHI/Shetland College David Mach, Tuner prize nominated and well-renowned Scottish sculptor and installation artist, will be giving a talk about his life and work. With influences from Pop Art and consumerism, Mach employs a sense of performance and unexpectedness in his work, as well playing with a sense… Read the rest...

The Fish Van Collection

Posted by on October 30th, 2015 No Comments
The Fish Van Collection Pelagic Sculpture Project Artist Appointed After a calm ferry crossing, artist Jo Chapman arrived in Lerwick last week to begin her ten week residency here. During these next few weeks, Jo will be out and about meeting people with her ‘Fish Van Collection’ inviting communities to join her in workshops, capturing images and learning more… Read the rest...

Svenska

Posted by on October 26th, 2015 No Comments
Svenska The best in Swedish-inspired art, craft and design will be showcased in the upcoming exhibition at Bonhoga Gallery.  Svenska, opens on the evening of Friday 30th October and will run through until the end of the year. The exhibition will feature the work of five printmakers from Gotland-based collective Grafikgruppen.  There will be new work… Read the rest...

Popular Life Drawing classes return to Mareel.

Posted by on October 22nd, 2015 No Comments
Popular Life Drawing classes return to Mareel. The popular Life Drawing Classes are returning to Mareel this winter, with the addition of a one-off tutored session, led by artist Heather Wilson. Life Drawing Classes have been running successfully at Mareel for the past 18 months, with regular attendees of all abilities enjoying the chance to practice drawing a real life nude model.… Read the rest...

Winners of Shetland Noir writing competition announced.

Posted by on September 21st, 2015 No Comments
Winners of Shetland Noir writing competition announced.   Shetland Arts are delighted to announce the winners of the Shetland Noir Competition for writing Crime Fiction. Entrants were required to write a piece of crime fiction of between 500 and 1000 words in length which included the following ingredients: At least one corpse, or part thereof; one darkened room; at least one Nordic… Read the rest...

Screenplay Bigger & Better than ever before

Posted by on September 17th, 2015 No Comments
Screenplay Bigger & Better than ever before Staff at Mareel get in the mood for a screening of the Black Pirate (image (c) Dale Smith)  Sunday evening saw the culmination of 10 days of film, fun and festivities at Mareel, as Screenplay 2015 was brought to a triumphant end with a screening of 1970’s sci fi classic Silent Running.  As square-eyed film… Read the rest...

Screenplay Reviews: Raspberry Boat Refugee

Posted by on September 2nd, 2015 No Comments
Screenplay Reviews: Raspberry Boat Refugee As part of the Screenplay Festival our volunteers have been reviewing some of the films they’ve been watching. Here Sophie Balcombe reviews Raspberry Boat Refugee (Dir Leif Lindblom). Raspberry Boat Refugee is the story of Mikko Virtanen, who believes he is a Swedish man trapped in the body of a Finnish one, comically dubbed a… Read the rest...