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Pier Arts Centre

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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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Wow, I could enjoy the art without being jostled.

What a gem, like the tardis its bigger on the inside than you expect. Right in the centre of Stromness, with views over the harbour, and free entry. It was quiet busy when I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

What a gem, like the tardis its bigger on the inside than you expect. Right in the centre of Stromness, with views over the harbour, and free entry. It was quiet busy when I was there largely because I was lucky enough to visit during the Damian Hirst exhibition What was refreshing was the ability to enjoy the pieces without... More 

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I didn't really get the displays to be honest very modern art that I just didn't get. The building and the layout was lovely. Free entry which was a bonus as would have been a bit disappointed if I'd paid

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Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I'm not an art lover to be honest but Orkney is lucky to have this facility. The building is nice and modern and the views from it are lovely. We saw the Damian Hirst which did nothing for me but it is nice that the good folk of Orkney can see it first hand.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

lovely unexpected architecture in amidst an old town. Loved the Barbara Hepworth but not that keen on the Damien Hurst stuff. Well stocked shop and great views over the harbour

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I particularly recommend this art gallery for parents, teachers etc with a group of young people looking for something to do. The art centre staff are wonderfully patient and keen to share their enthusiasm for art with young people. I adore this building. It's a great place to wander round. The permanent collection has several renowned British painters associated with... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is a fantastic space which is never wasted because they have great touring exhibitions. The current Damien Hurst display has completely changed my view on him and the De Waal is also fantastic. If you ever get tired of the art just look at the views outside. The reference library and bookshop are also superb.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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