There’s a rich mixture of themes in this year’s exhibitions. Art meets geology in The Rock Cycle at the Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, and just along the street Orkney’s Neolithic past is the theme of After Orcadia at the Northlight Gallery. A little further on, Stromness Museum features the story of an ongoing excavation of an Iron Age broch in South Ronaldsay in The Cairns: Living in the Landscape.
There’s archaeology in Kirkwall as well, with a story of work in Deerness to study remains from an ancient burial site by the sea. The Newark Project is at the Orkney Museum in Tankerness House. Not far away at Kiln Corner is Orkney Wireless Museum, a particularly appropriate good place to visit in this centenary year of public broadcasting.
Hoy Heritage Centre features the story of William Sinclair Ritch from Rackwick and his 38 years of work out in the Nor’ Wast – From Hoy to Hudson Bay and Back.
And online, an artist, a poet and a naturalist come together to focus on Scotland’s wild grasses in When the Grass Dances. Also online is Orkney Camera Club’s new Festival exhibition, Bringing the Light Back.