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Pier Arts Centre

Highlands And Islands

Free to all

The Pier Arts Centre in Stromness houses a remarkable collection of 20th-century British art including key works by Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson, among others.

To celebrate this incredible collection, hear from the people who know it best as the staff and volunteers pick their personal favourites and share the intriguing stories of why these objects fascinate them.

Journey through Pier Arts Centre alongside writer, comedian and museum enthusiast Josie Long and discover insider intel and untold tales behind the artworks on display from a unique perspective.

More about Pier Arts Centre

Its founder Margaret Gardiner (1904-2005) was a close friend of many of the artists represented. Her decision to give a large part of her collection to Orkney led to the opening of the Centre in 1979. The Gallery also presents a programme of local, national and international exhibitions.


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