An exhibition featuring the work of artists in the Between The Islands project has opened with limited viewing at the Orkney Museum, Kirkwall.
An online exhibition will also be held which will feature more works including crafts and literature from Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides.
The display in the Orkney Museum can be viewed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 16.00 in the exhibition room upstairs in the Orkney Museum.
A one-way system will be in place and stairlift access is available. Only 8 people will be permitted at one time with slots limited to 30 minutes.
The project was the inspiration of Stornoway arts centre – An Lanntair – with the aim of collectively promoting the heritage and culture of Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides.
Rachel Boak, Curator at The Orkney Museum said:
“Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the original plans for the exhibition has had to be scaled down. The aim now is for this to be held virtually, with the hope it will be made available on the their website, YouTube Channel and on our website before the end of the year.
“The temporary display opening at The Orkney Museum this week is intended to act as a ‘taster’ for that virtual exhibition. Featured artists include Stanley Cursiter, William Daniell, Alexander Moffat, Nancy Ramsay and Sylvia Wishart, with some works rarely or never-before displayed.”
North Land & Sea
Also with only a few days left to view is the exhibition at the Northlight Gallery Stromness: North Land and Sea which features the work of artists from Orkney and the North of Scotland. Northlight Gallery to Re-Open With North Land & Sea
It is wonderful to see exhibitions and galleries reopening even under restrictions. It is to be hoped the containment of the Orkney outbreak of Covid19 will not lead to a return to lockdown when so many have worked hard to ensure public safety.
Reporter: Fiona Grahame