@ Bonhoga Gallery

Current Opening Hours

High Season
27 Apr - 25 Oct 2015
Mon - Sat: 10:30 - 17:30
Sun: 11:30 - 17:30
Late night Thur: 19:30


Open Winners - Malakoff

18 April - 31 May 2015

Public opening: Friday 17 April 6pm - 7.30pm

The bi-annual Shetland Open welcomes entries from amateur, professional and student artists and craft makers, aged 18 and over, who are linked to Shetland by birth, education or residency. In the intervening year the category winners are given the opportunity to exhibit in a group show. The four winners from 2013 – Susan Timmins, Ana Arnett, Cheryl Jamieson and Fionn Arnett – have chosen to create new work using the iconic marine engineering firm Malakoff Ltd. as their starting point.

Lower Gallery: The Bairns Shetland Open – Photography - on the theme of 'Industry'


Fraser Taylor - Shadowed Valley

6 June - 19 July 2015

Public opening: Friday 5 June 6pm - 7.30pm

Fraser Taylor is an interdisciplinary artist who works with a range of media including, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and animation. Based in Chicago, he came to Shetland as part of a sabbatical and has been exploring the history of the Weisdale Valley - the site of turmoil and radical change during the land clearances of the nineteenth century. The title for this exhibition is taken from the book of the same name by John J. Graham, first published by the Shetland Publishing Company, Lerwick in 1987, which tells the harrowing tale of one family in Weisdale and how they and their extended community’s lives were decimated by the evictions.

The exhibition extends to the Lower Gallery

Berenice Carrington - Unearthed Ethnography, art and skran from Shetland's oil era

25 July - 6 September 2015

Public opening: Friday 24 July 6pm - 7.30pm

Over 35 years ago the construction of the Sullom Voe oil terminal transformed the lives of many Shetlanders. Berenice Carrington presents drawings, lino prints and collages describing how the skran from the accommodation camps at Firth and Toft was saved and incorporated into a more traditional living style. Resulting from her long term research project in Shetland, the work brings together art and ethnography; “I am motivated by stories about the things that we do that enable us to make a place for ourselves. In so doing we discover our selves”. She has now moved to Shetland from Australia.

The exhibition extends to the Lower Gallery

Danish Diaspora - Scotland Seen With Danish Eyes

12 September - 25 October 2015

Public opening: Friday 11 September 6pm - 7.30pm

A touring exhibition of contemporary ceramics, jewellery, baskets and boxes by five Danish makers based in Scotland; Lotte Glob, Lise Bech, Mette Fruergaard, Lilian Busch and Nickolai Globe. The five makers have lived in Scotland for decades - from Durness to the Borders and from The Western Isles to Edinburgh – and all respond in different ways to the Scottish landscape.

Lower Gallery: Shipping Forecast


31 October - 24 December 2015

Public opening: Friday 30 October 6pm - 7.30pm

Art, craft and design sourced from Sweden. The exhibition includes work by Karen Clubb and other artists and makers based in Sweden, alongside that of Shetland-based artists Mike Finnie and Anne Bain who travelled to Sweden as part of a Shetland Arts Visual Art and Craft award in 2014. Also featured are collections of some of Sweden’s best contemporary design.

Lower Gallery: Swedish Prints

BON-prog2015.inddBonhoga Exhibitions 2015[pdf]


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