Exhibitions

There are a number of exhibition spaces and feature display areas throughout the Museum and Archives building. The artefacts and works on display change regularly and details of our current shows are listed here.

The main exhibition space is Da Gadderie. Shows on display here can be by individual artists, or curated by the Museum's own Exhibitions Officer based on Museum and Archive artefacts, or including touring exhibitions from other musuems, galleries or institutions. Details of some of the previous high profile shows are included on the Our Own Shows Archive page.

Any artist who would like to display work in the building should contact the Exhibitions Officer to discuss.

Download the 2016 Gadderie programme.

Exhibitions

Evlynn Sharp & Sally Booth: Edges and Extremes - Shetland: People, Place, Industry

20/08/2016 - 02/10/2016

A visual and poetry art collaboration between Evlynn and Sally, reflecting sights and sounds of Shetland.

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Ships in Bottles

08/08/2016 - 30/11/2016

Focus display with the Museum Ships in Bottles collection

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Authentic or not? 'Shetland' Knitting Patterns 1840-1880

23/09/2016 - 09/10/2016

An exhibition examining recreated lace knitting patterns from the 1800s.

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Karl Manson Focus Display

14/12/2015 - 31/12/2016

Highlighting the life of World War One soldier, Private Karl Manson

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Julia Barton: Littoral

08/10/2016 - 12/11/2016

Artwork based on investigations into beach litter, designed to sensitise viewers to unseen litter and the need to take action.

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Howard Towll: Shetland and Beyond

19/11/2016 - 21/12/2016

An exhibition of many mediums by popular local nature artist, Howard Towll.

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