The Pier Arts Centre in Stromness is the venue to two explorations into links between mathematics and art on Saturday 9 September.
In the morning the link is through the work of a remarkable book from 1917 that continues to reverberate today. On Growth and Form by D’Arcy Thompson inspired various artists in the Pier’s permanent collection, among them Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo, and it inspired other artists whose work is featured in a visiting exhibition.
In the afternoon we look at three anniversaries that weave together the lives of a Scottish mathematician and two Scottish women painters.
We celebrate the 75th birthday of the Scottish composer Eddie McGuire with three films that provide the first public performance of all five of his astronomy-inspired compositions together in a superb combination of music and images, and stories as well.
And we travel to Stronsay in a new specially-made film that links Orkney past and present with the story of the ages of ice and their aftermath.