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.

Current Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Portable Altars

28/06/2018 - 30/04/2019
Focus Display, Early Peoples Zone

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

From this Day Forward, Shetland Weddings 1769-2006

16/02/2019 - 23/03/2019
Da Gadderie

See Shetland Museum and Archives’ remarkable collection of wedding attire chronicling 250 years of social change, reflected in the people who wore them.

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Forthcoming Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Gods & Monsters - Dirk Robertson

30/03/2019 - 04/05/2019
Da Gadderie

Shetland artist, Dirk Robertson has based his exhibition on the vivid and gruesome imagery found in the Viking story of creation. Delving into the bloody genesis of the Prose Edda, Dirk has interpreted the abstract mythology with fantastical canvases in bold acrylic.

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Exhibitions

Dazzled - Linda Newington

11/05/2019 - 15/06/2019

An exhibition of paintings, prints and watercolours. Linda moved to Shetland two years ago after first visiting in 2008, followed by a stay at The Booth studio in 2010. Her work starts with getting out to walk and draw, focusing on the colours and elements of landscape whether in Shetland, Denmark or France.

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