The Year of Coasts and Waters has provided a wonderful theme for us, and this year’s exhibition have the currents of wave and tide flowing through them.
The online format has opened up new possibilities. In his 80th birthday year, the North Ronaldsay artist Ian Scott has a complete retrospective exhibition, of paintings, sculptures, drawings and work from art college days.
There is an opportunity to visit the island of Graemsay in panoramic 360-degree views, with photospheres from the artist Katy Firth. She sails across from Stromness, with views of the harbour, to Graemsay with its lighthouses and roadsides full of wildflowers.
Orkney Camera Club’s exhibition for this year is Orkney Coastal Waters, from the Hamnavoe beating into the force of the weather in Hoy Sound to a tranquil sunset over Scapa Flow. There are Shapinsay’s cliffs and Sanday’s shores, a seal mother and pup, a redshank and an oystercatcher, and a black guillemot at Eynhallow.