Exhibitors

Anne Bain

Anne Bain

The ever changing light and colour of the natural environment in Shetland has been the inspiration for Anne's painting for over twenty years, since she returned to live in her native Shetland. She works mostly in water-based media from sketches completed ‘in situ’…

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Nicholas Barnham

Nicholas Barnham

Nick has been inspired by all things Shetland for more than fifty years, since he came to the north Isles as an art teacher. He studied painting and stone carving at Norwich School of Art and taught at Cambridge School of Art…

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Ruth Brownlee

Ruth Brownlee

Ruth graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA Hons in Drawing and Painting/Tapestry. She moved to Shetland in 1998 and has become renowned for her interpretation of the dramatic light and moods of Shetland…

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Mike Finnie

Mike Finnie

Mike was born in Kirkcudbrightshire, but is a true Shetland artist, having lived here for most of his adult life. His training as an architect has led him to concentrate on buildings and their relationship to the landscape…

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Joan Fraser

Joan Fraser

Joan Fraser was born in Walls on the West Side of Shetland, and is a graduate of Gray's School of Art. She designs luxury scarves and is inspired by the infinite variety of Fair Isle pattern: timeless, classic and ever absorbing the new.

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Hannah Hann

Hannah Hann

Hannah is undoubtedly our most "local" Shetland artist, having been born in Gutcher, which is only a mile down the road from the gallery, although she now lives in Norfolk. Her work brings a smile to the face of everyone who enters the gallery.

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Wilma Henderson

Wilma Henderson

Wilma is a Whalsay lass, who learned to knit when she was five years old.  Wilma moved to Yell on marriage.  She has been knitting traditional Fair Isle patterns all her life, but also likes to invent her own patterns.

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Jeanette Nowak

Jeanette Nowak

Jeanette is a Shetlander who lives and works in Yell.  Her art encompasses several disciplines including jewellery, seaglass sculptures and basketry.  Her sense of place and passion for her surroundings....

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Chris Rigby

Chris Rigby

Chris Rigby is not a "Shetlander by Birth", but is definitely a "Shetlander by Adoption". You can tell that instantly, when you view his paintings of the Shetland landscape/seascape. His passion shines out and you know that he painted the scene from real life, with the wind tearing at his canvas, rather than from a photograph in the comfort of his studio.

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Shona Skinner

Shona Skinner

Shona has deep family roots in the North Isles and has been coming to Shetland for fifty years, before moving permanently in 2010, in order to become a full-time artist after being an art teacher for thirty years…

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Cecil Tait

Cecil Tait

Cecil is a born and bred Shetlander. He decided to pursue a career in furniture making at an early age and studied at Glasgow School of Building and Printing, before taking a BA (Hons) in Furniture Craftsmanship and Design at High Wycombe…

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Coleen Thomson

Coleen Thomson

Coleen Thomson is a member of the most creative and talented family we have ever met. She is a Yell lass, through and through, and lives in Aywick on the East Coast of Yell.

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Previous Exhibitors

Frances Wilson

Frances Wilson

Frances trained as a painter at Gray's School of Art and has works in many collections. She has become a specialist in Ceramics, and lectures at Shetland College…

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Janet Holt

Janet Holt

Janet is a botanist by profession, but her passion for textiles led her to take a Post Graduate Diploma in woven textile design from Farnham College of Art and Design. She then became a member of The Makers Guild in Wales…

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Judith Arthur

Judith Arthur

Judith was born in Shetland and has lived all her life on the island of Yell.  She is a real traditional Shetland knitter, having learned, literally at her mother's knee, at the age of four years

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Mary Fraser

Mary Fraser

Mary is an award-winning Textile Artist and Bookbinder. She is entirely self-taught and loves the rhythm and discipline of hand sewing…

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Mike McDonnell

Mike McDonnell

Mike is a doctor by profession, but an artist by passion. Although originally a Clydesider, he is a Yell man by adoption, having been the G.P. in Mid Yell for many years. He has been a prolific sculptor over the years and his work is renowned for its wit and humour…

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Peggy Johnson

Peggy Johnson

Peggy is the daughter of a famous Unst knitter, but only took up knitting Shetland lace at around the age of 40. Her passion is creating heirloom pieces for her family…

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Sophie Whitehead

Sophie Whitehead

Sophie has always enjoyed all things creative. After an Art foundation course in Newcastle, she moved to Shetland and pursued her creative dream by becoming an apprentice at Shetland Jewellery…

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Wendy Inkster

Wendy Inkster

Wendy is a born and bred Shetlander. She started Burra Bears after producing a bear as a gift for her sister. Each bear is handmade from recycled Fair Isle knitwear, which has been felted and cut out…

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Diane Garrick

Diane Garrick

Diane is a long-term Shetland resident, and is multi-talented. She creates unique free-machine embroidery pieces, with a particular emphasis on contour maps of her favourite walks. She is also a very fine drawer and painter, as well as being a well-known music teacher.

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Jo Duggan

Jo Duggan

Jo Duggan is a very talented potter. She builds most pieces with coils and then scrapes and smooths until the surface is thin and even. She then uses extraordinary techniques - including rubbing with the back of a spoon, smoking in a brick box, and polishing with furniture polish - to create the exhibition quality pieces that we exhibit.

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Sellafirth,
Yell,
Shetland
ZE2 9DG

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