Featured image: Light on the Westside-TFW © Tim Wright
Light, the sea, and natural forms are the themes of this year’s three special exhibitions.
The transformative power of light on Orkney land and sea is highlighted by Orkney Camera Club at the Orkney Library in Kirkwall. It is something that delights Orcadians and their visitors alike – how on even the dullest day the sun can suddenly break through the clouds and create a rich world of light and colour.
The transformative power of the sea runs through the works in a collective exhibition in Orkney’s newest gallery, The Ship of Fools. Developed in a 17th-century Bridge Street building with a long connection to the sea, the gallery has brought together a varied mix of artists, with deep connections to the sea and work ranging from painting to textiles, origami to ships in bottles.
The Pier Arts Centre in Stromness brings art and mathematics together through a look at the influence of the remarkable book On Growth and Form from 1917, written by D’Arcy Thompson. The book influenced artists in the Pier’s permanent collection and those in a visiting exhibition from Dundee.