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Address: 28-30 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3AA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1856 850209
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Description: The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney was established in 1979 to provide a home...
The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney was established in 1979 to provide a home for an important collection of British fine art donated by Margaret Gardiner (1904 - 2005). Alongside the permanent collection The Pier Arts Centre curates a year round programme of temporary exhibitions and events for the education and enjoyment of the general public.
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Good gallery in Stromness

surprising find in Stromness. Some great art with good barbara Hepworth collection. the space is also lovely set right on the harbour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

surprising find in Stromness. Some great art with good barbara Hepworth collection. the space is also lovely set right on the harbour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It is fantastic to see galleries like this: beautiful space and intentions. It reminded me of one of my other faviourites: Tweed Valley Regional Art Gallery - Nothern New South Wales Australia - these efforts are really fantastic!

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great building and some interesting exhibitions on when we visited. Would be better if there were somewhere to sit and have a coffee perhaps.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Damien Hirst exhibition showing how his interest in another artist influenced his early work. Fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Pier Arts Center is a splendid art museum. There is a wonderful collection of works by prominent English and Scottish artists displayed in a very special place. This is a must see for anyone interested in modern artists.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A small, welcoming gallery in a delightful building this is really worth a visit. The current temporary Damien Hirst exhibition is small but informative with some key pieces. The small but growing core collection also contains some Barbara Hepworth and other notable artists from the St Ives school as well as more contemporary pieces. The gallery is free to visit... More 

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Right on the harbour with fine architecture and friendly staff. Fine curation in evidence. A veritable bonus for Stromness, Orkney and Scotland.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The bright spacious gallery has work by local artists, as well as a changing special exhibition (Damian Hurst when we visited)

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Stromness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The building overlooks the bay and has been amazingly adapted. As well as the resident collection which includes work by Barbara Hepworth the centre has regular displays of contemporary work, including work by local young artists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Excellent place on a very wet and dismal midsummers day in Stromness. The building itself was fascinating with small exhibit rooms and corridors giving varied views outside over the harbour. Shame you cannot get outside though. The exhibits themselves are well presented in different ways; there are some very nice Barbara Hepworth sculptures but the Damien Hurst exhibits were not... More 

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Additional Information about Pier Arts Centre

Address: 28-30 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3AA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1856 850209
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Stromness
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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