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EXHIBITIONS 2017

EXHIBITIONS 2017

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It’s 50 years since the death of Robert Rendall, Orkney shore naturalist and poet. Two exhibitions in the Orkney Library mark the occasion, with archive letters and photos, and new images of the Orkney […]

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Fashion the Future!

Fashion the Future!

The window of a former Orkney clothing shop is back in action with costumes this week. Aislin, Nyx, Nehalennia and Calypso were specially created for the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

Croy’s shop in […]

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Northern Light with Orkney Camera Club

Northern Light with Orkney Camera Club

One of the most popular and long-running exhibitions to take place annually in the Science Festival is the photographic exhibition of the Orkney Camera Club.

For a number of years now the club has provided […]

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The UK’s Brightest Light Source

The UK’s Brightest Light Source

Light is crucial to life on Earth. Heat is transferred from the sun, in the form of infrared radiation, to warm the planet and to drive the climate system, whilst photosynthesis, the process which […]

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Open Windows lets the light in

Open Windows lets the light in

There’s an early opportunity to see it as it opens on Sunday 30 August and runs to Sunday 6 September. “Open 24 hours a day!” say the organisers.

The artists themselves install their work in […]

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Ernest W. Marwick: writer and scholar

Ernest W. Marwick: writer and scholar

Scholar and author, journalist and broadcaster, campaigner, and a true gentleman – who could so aptly fit that description but Orkney’s own Ernest W. Marwick?

An exhibition in Orkney Archive will touch on all aspects […]

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Beatrice Works

Beatrice Works

Imagine you are gazing at a 300 foot high wind turbine being raised from its horizontal position at Nigg Bay, Rosshire, up into the sky, to become a mammoth perpendicular structure, with the aid […]

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From Orkney to Canada

From Orkney to Canada

The exhibition of paintings by Sheena Fraser McGoogan and Jane Glue, From Orkney to Canada, with images of some of the places John Rae loved, on both sides of the Atlantic, will be at […]

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Orkney Wireless Museum

Orkney Wireless Museum

Orkney Wireless Museum is a treasure chest of history. It tells the story of radio from its very beginnings through times of war and on to today, and many insights into our ways of […]