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The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney was established in 1979 to provide a home for an important collection of British fine art donated by Margaret Gardiner (1904 - 2005). Alongside the permanent collection The Pier Arts Centre curates a year round...more
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28-30 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3AA, Scotland
All reviews barbara hepworth permanent collection modern art st ives beautiful building local artists wonderful gallery lovely space on display a real gem large exhibition unassuming entrance gallery space an art form for sale free entry special exhibition
Three floors of gallery space, filled with the work of artists, modern, recent and not so modern. The short art film Colour Poems (12 minutes) by Margaret Tait was captivating and the work by Barbara Hepworth was beautiful and incredible to view from different angles...More
Unfortunately we visited on change over week but enjoyed a look at the permanent collection which is definitely for the Modern contemporary Art lover. Shop disappointing and no cafe. Good hang and lovely site sensitively arranged
Some fellow travellers encouraged us to visit this gallery during our stay in Stromness and we were so pleased they did. During our visit there was a special exhibition on paintings and photographs of Stromness, which was fascinating, as well as the permanent exhibition. Because...More
We didn't know this was in Stromness and wandered in to get out of the drizzle. This is a fantastic attraction for anybody who is interested in or inspired by the arts, and it contains some excellent work by major modern artists such as Barbara...More
Stromness is a delightful place to visit with it's strong fishing heritage, scenic streets and lanes plus a layer of literary and artistic endeavours. With the latter in mind we entered the unassuming entrance of the Pier Arts Centre. The building is an interesting mixture...More
I love this place. The building is a marvel - design is super and so many surprising views of the outside - turn the building itself into art. The collections - excellent local artists, and others. A open research room filled with voids and comfortable...More
We were disappointed with our visit here. The atmosphere is more like a library than what we thought would be a vibrant arts centre and we were disappointed that there was no cafe or refreshments available.