peedie gallery news
The latest news from the Peedie Gallery.
5th June 2007
The Peedie Gallery is currently closed for the duration of the summer - we're moving house. We'll be re-opening later this year.
28th March 2007
The Peedie Gallery is pleased to announce our next exhibition - Transparencies: Bands of Paint by artist Jade Stout - which will be hosted at Orkney College, in Kirkwall, from Friday 30th March until Friday 25th of May 2007.
More info about Jade's work can be found at: www.jadestout.co.uk.
15th March 2007
The Peedie Gallery is currently closed while we conduct some refurbishment and prepare for the next exhibition in late March - Transparencies: Bands of Paint by artist Jade Stout. The show will be hosted at Orkney College in Kirkwall.
20th February 2007
The next artist to exhibit at the Peedie Gallery is - Transparencies: Bands of Paint by artist Jade Stout. The next show will be hosted at Orkney College in Kirkwall.
Details to follow.
12th November 2006
The Peedie Gallery is currently on tour and is not at its current location (Stromness Library) - it is visiting the Highlands & Islands Visual Arts Gathering, organised by HI~Arts, in Ullapool for a few days. The Gallery will return to its host location by Friday 17th November. and we apologise for the disruption to the current exhibition.
13th October 2006
The Peedie Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its third exhibition - Our Lady of Isbister - by poet and artist Jen Hadfield. For this exhibition, the Peedie Gallery is located on the outsize shelf in Stromness Library, Orkney.
Our Lady of Isbister runs until Friday 15th December 2006.
30th September 2006
The Peedie Gallery is currently closed for exhibition changeover. The next exhibition, for October to December 2006, is Our Lady of Isbister by poet and artist Jen Hadfield (dates and location to be confirmed soon).
Our Lady of Isbister by Jen Hadfield
Jen Hadfield was born in 1978 in Cheshire and is half-Canadian. She lives in Shetland, where she is working on her second poetry collection, Nigh-No-Place. Her first collection, Almanacs, won an Eric Gregory Award in 2003. She has just won the Mclennan Award for poetry with her poem Towhee. Jen works as a poet, photographer, artist, tutor, and has sold everything from cod to Cashel Blue. She also makes artist books from time to time. Her latest project, The Printer's Devil & The Little Bear, was in collaboration with fine printer Ursula Freeman at the Redlake Press. Jen's website is at www.rogueseeds.co.uk
5th August 2006
You can now view the current exhibition at the Peedie Gallery - Coming of Age by John Shapter - online on this website.
29th July 2006
'Coming of Age', an installation by artist and poet John Shapter opens today at the Peedie Gallery.
27th July 2006
The Peedie Gallery was featured in today's issue of 'The Orcadian' newspaper. Click the image below to read the article (439Kb Adobe PDF).
25th July 2006
Exhibition preview invitation
Meet the artist, John Shapter
'Coming of Age' by John Shapter
Preview: 11am, Saturday 29th July @ the Orkney Museum, Kirkwall.
The Peedie Gallery will be located in an old empty water tank within a small cupboard, towards the top of the large 1820 staircase in the Museum.
22nd July 2006
The Peedie Gallery is exhibiting, for 1 hour only, work by American artist Sol Lewitt (an unofficial and unauthorised show) today at Churchill Barrier #4 in Orkney (Burray side). The exhibition, entitled 'Fragment #4' is a tiny piece of Sol's cinderblock sculpture '123454321' - currently based at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. You can view the exhibition online here.
21st July 2006
The Peedie Gallery is currently closed until the 29th of July 2006, when the next exhibition - 'Coming of Age' by John Shapter - opens at the Orkney Museum.
18th July 2006
John Shapter's exhibition at the Peedie, entitled 'Coming of Age' (29th July - 29th September), will be hosted at the Orkney Museum (Tankerness House) in Kirkwall, Orkney. The Peedie Gallery - the art gallery in a shoebox - will be located in an old empty water tank within a small cupboard, towards the top of the large 1820 staircase in the Museum. 'Coming of Age' - an insight into the mysterious 'Bay People' of Orkney - is an installation by the artist of three 'found' objects.
The Orkney Museum is open 10.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Saturday.
Thanks to Orkney Museums and Heritage and to Tom Muir, Exhibitions Officer at Orkney Museum, for their kind support with this exhibition.
The Orkney Museum
Tankerness House, Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DH. Telephone 01856 873191.
17th July 2006
The current exhibition at the Peedie Gallery - 'coupling', by Stromness based art collaborative Christil Trumpet - ends on Friday the 21st of July. The Peedie Gallery will be then closed for a week for exhibition changeover and will be re-opened on Saturday 29th July with the next exhibition 'Coming of Age', by the artist and poet John Shapter. The Peedie Gallery will also change its host location and will be sited in the Orkney Museum, Kirkwall, for this show.
30th June 2006
St. Margaret's Hope (South Ronaldsay) based artist John Shapter will be the next artist to exhibit at the Peedie Gallery - from Saturday 29th July to Friday 29th September. John is currently working on his exhibition - titled 'Coming of Age' - for the Peedie. The Gallery will be changing location for this exhibition and will be sited within the Orkney Museum in Kirkwall. Further details of John's exhibition and exact location to follow.
16th June 2006
Visited the Peedie? Why not also visit the new Peedie Gallery online shop. You can now purchase special Peedie Gallery merchandise direct from our CafePress.com online store.
The Peedie Gallery offers a range of merchandising via its CafePress.com online store, which has over 30 types of products - including clothing, housewares, postcards, mugs, badges and more.
30th May 2006
Visit the Resources section of the website to find out how to send a Peedie Gallery electronic postcard, or ecard - a new feature added to our site today. The Resources section of our website also lists further information about the Peedie, its manifesto and technical details - plus its also where you can download a Peedie Gallery desktop wallpaper to your PC.
The first show at the Peedie Gallery - 'coupling' by Christil Trumpet - has been installed by the artists in the gallery. The date of opening for the inaugural show is Monday 22nd May 2006. The exhibition will run for two calendar months at the Peedie Gallery, until Friday 21st July 2006. 'coupling' can also be viewed online at this website.
For this exhibition the Peedie Gallery is located in the office of the Arts
Development Officer at Orkney Islands Council. Due to limited space at
prior arrangements are necessary for visiting and viewing the Peedie Gallery.
Gee, Arts Development Officer at Orkney Islands Council (School Place,
Kirkwall) to arrange a viewing.
Detail of 'coupling' by Christil Trumpet
The first host venue of the Peedie Gallery is to be on a shelf in the office of the Arts Development Officer at Orkney Islands Council, School Place, Kirkwall.
Arts Development office at Orkney Islands Council
The first version of the Peedie Gallery - the art gallery in a shoebox - is a small green cardboard box with the following internal dimensions: width 130mm, length 255mm, height 115mm. This website (www.peediegallery.co.uk) has been setup to document the exhibitions at the gallery.
The Peedie Gallery (version 1)