Posted by Lauren Doughton on February 4th, 2016
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...
Posted by Lauren Doughton on January 29th, 2016
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...
Posted by Jane Matthews on January 28th, 2016
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...
Posted by Lauren Doughton on January 15th, 2016
Shetland Arts are saddened to hear of the passing of the architect Gareth Hoskins this week. Gareth was instrumental in the construction of Mareel, and his loss will be felt deeply throughout the architectural community. Our sympathy goes out to his family and friends at this difficult time.
A full obituary can be found… Read the rest...
Posted by Lauren Doughton on January 13th, 2016
Bonhoga Gallery will kick off its’ 2016 programme with an exhibition of collage work by internationally renowned Scottish sculptor and instillation artist David Mach.
Mach studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
, graduating in 1979, then at the Royal College of Art
from 1979–82. Following many shows, public works… Read the rest...
Posted by Lauren Doughton on January 8th, 2016
Comedian Mark Thomas will bring his new show Trespass to Mareel on 25th March.
Best known for his campaigning Channel 4 program The Mark Thomas Product, Thomas first rose to public attention through the BBC Radio 1 show The Mary Whitehouse Experience in the 1980s. He has also performed as a regular member on comedy… Read the rest...
Posted by Lauren Doughton on December 3rd, 2015
2015 might not be over yet, but Shetland Arts are already looking ahead to 2016, and it’s shaping up to be another great year for gig goers.This Friday will see tickets go on sale for Mareel’s annual Hogmanay
bash – featuring an open mic from 8-10pm, before our Mixology DJs take to the decks to… Read the rest...
Posted by Lauren Doughton on October 26th, 2015
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...
Posted by Lauren Doughton on October 22nd, 2015
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...
Posted by Lauren Doughton on September 17th, 2015
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...