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 2017 Gadderie and exhibitions programme

Download the 2016 Gadderie programme

Current Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Portable Altars

28/06/2018 - 30/04/2019

Portable altars were marked with 5 crosses, depicting the wounds of Christ on the Cross. Some were made from wood with the relic cavity covered by a piece of recycled marble or porfido verde antico.

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Exhibitions

Hjaltibonhoga – Shetland Fiddlers of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

26/07/2018 - 31/08/2018

This exhibition displays a small selection of the many gifts given to Hjaltibonhoga by fellow performers at the Tattoo and other international events. Also in the display are costumes and commemorative photographs.

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Andrew Graham - Retrospective

04/08/2018 - 04/09/2018

Andrew was born and raised in Tingwall where he learned his passion for the wild and a great enthusiasm for ornithology. His early career as a coded welder from the late 1970s to the early 1990s and the skill learnt, particularly in steel, fed into his interest in art.

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Amy Gear - Cliff Face

11/08/2018 - 16/09/2018

For this exhibition Amy explores the bond between the landscape and the body through painting, drawing, film and spoken word.

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