Orkney by Alan Johnston

This wall mounted work in four parts makes reference to architectural forms, like all Johnston's works.


Pencil, charcoal, gesso and beeswax on wooden panels
Each panel: 30.1 x 22 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £5,000)
Acquired in:
Alan Johnston

Alan Johnston has been a driving force in the development of Scottish contemporary art for the last four decades. His art is an observation of the environment, whether built or natural, and of the imprint of human activity on the landscape. These concepts are manifest in 'Orkney', which holds a particular resonance within the Pier Arts Centre’s recent building redevelopment. This work creates links between the Centre’s architecture and the works of art displayed therein to provide new readings of the permanent collection on display.


The artist. On long term loan to Pier Arts Centre since 2007.

Venue details

Pier Arts Centre 28-30 Victoria Street, STROMNESS Highlands and Islands KW16 3AA 01856 850209 www.pierartscentre.com

Entry details

Free to all

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