@ Bonhoga Gallery
27 Apr - 25 Oct 2015
Berenice Carrington - Unearthed Ethnography, art and skran from Shetland's oil era25 Jul - 6 Sep 2015
Berenice Carrington - Unearthed Ethnography, art and skran from Shetland's oil era25 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 Eyes12 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
Svenska31 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