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“Look closely and be entertained”
Review of Pier Arts Centre

Pier Arts Centre
Ranked #7 of 28 things to do in Stromness
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 16 November 2013

Another arts centre - not exactly. Look closely.

The kids from Stromness Primary School have been there and have commented on a number of the "works of art". Their comments (such as "a bit like an old sock") give a new, unbiased insight into modern art.

It is also a beautiful building.

1  Thank MichaelBShetland
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Beautiful exposition centre, stunning location! Nice collection and artshop and very friendly people

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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Some good pieces, some strange but thats the point of art, it gets you thinking. Some areas closed but we were advised that the installations were being changed and that we could come again a few days later.

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Reviewed 19 September 2013

The permanent collection of Hepworth and the St Ives school is better than in the Tate SW and hung so well too

Thank MuddySpaniel
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

This has got to be one of the best art galleries in Britain. Exhibitions are always interesting, extremely well presented and of excellent quality. And the staff are superb - knowledgeable, helpful, informative and friendly. What more could you want??

Thank MarianneAngus
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