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The Loft Gallery

 

a view of the loft gallery

The Loft Gallery provides a much sought after exhibition space for Orcadian and Scottish artists.  There are monthly exhibitions from March to December in the small airy gallery, pictured here with an exhibition in 2011 by Anna Meadows.

 

November 8th 2021

Here at the Workshop we are very much looking forward to the opening of our Christmas Exhibition at The Loft Gallery on Tuesday 16th November.

This exhibition features works from twelve of Orkney's brilliant artists, see picture for details including opening hours. All these artists live locally so this will be the ideal opportunity to pick up that unique Christmas gift and help support our thriving Artist and Craft communities here in the South Islands.

Covid safety procedures will be in place. Masks must be worn, unless exempt, and hand sanitiser used. Please use sanitiser as often as you can while moving between the shop and gallery.

Only two people, or a family bubble, will be allowed in the gallery at any one time so we do apologise if you have to wait a little before viewing the exhibition.

If you would prefer to book a specific time for your visit please call Sue on 01856 831406 to book a time slot.

 

August 28th 2021

We are delighted to be showing the award winning artist Martin Laird in the Loft Gallery from Saturday 28th August to 28th September 2021.

Martin’s brand-new animation art will offer us all something completely different to feast our eyes on and we welcome everyone to come and see it!

 Opening times are Tuesday mornings 10am until 1pm. Wednesday to Saturday inclusive, 10am until 5pm.

We will be organising a flexible, 15 minute appointment system for entry to the gallery. To avoid disappointment, email for an appointment to info@workshopandloftgallery.co.uk 24 hours in advance.

Please include the times and dates you are able to visit and the number of people in your party. You will receive a confirmation of your booking by email. Alternatively phone Sue on 831406.

If you would like to take a chance on just turning up, you will be very welcome to view the exhibition if the gallery has not been booked in advance at that time.

Covid safety procedures will be in place. Masks must be worn, unless exempt, and hand sanitiser used. Please use sanitiser as often as you can while moving between the shop and gallery.

Only two people, or a family bubble, will be allowed in the gallery at any one time.

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August 2021

Here are some more images from the Monique Sliedrecht exhibition which is on at the Gallery until 24th August. 

If you would like to visit you will be very welcome. Book an appointment or just come along. Full information can be found in the post below this one.

A Winter's Voyage

The Sea Road.

Further information about Monique and her work is included in this edition of Art North Magazine.

 

July 18th 2021

 

Here at the Workshop we are looking forward to our first exhibition in the Loft Gallery since the start of the first lockdown.

The exhibition is by Monique Sliedrecht, opening on Saturday 31st July and running until Tues 24th August. Opening times are Tuesday mornings 10am until 1pm. Wednesday to Saturday inclusive, 10am until 5pm.

 

We will be organising a flexible, 15 minute appointment system for entry to the gallery. To avoid disappointment, email for an appointment to info@workshopandloftgallery.co.uk 24 hours in advance.

Please include the times and dates you are able to visit and the number of people in your party. You will receive a confirmation of your booking by email. Alternatively phone Sue on 831406.

If you would like to take a chance on just turning up, you will be very welcome to view the exhibition if the gallery has not been booked in advance at that time.

Covid safety procedures will be in place. Masks must be worn, unless exempt, and hand sanitiser used. Please use sanitiser as often as you can while moving between the shop and gallery.

Only two people, or a family bubble, will be allowed in the gallery at any one time.

Later exhibitions at the Loft Gallery for 2021 are:

 

Martin Laird from Saturday 28th August until Tuesday 28th September.

 

Clare Gee from Saturday 2nd October until Saturday 2nd November.

 

Christmas exhibition of invited local artists.

 

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We are very sad that the Gallery has been closed and Ruth Holt's wonderfull textile exhibition inspired by the Orkney landscape cannot be visited.

However,her work can be seen on her website and we urge you to have a look!

www.textileweaver.co.uk

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Corona Virus, Latest News for The Loft Gallery.

7th July 2020.

To our much appreciated Loft Gallery exhibitors and visitors.

Due to particular circumstances of the lay-out of the Loft Gallery within The Workshop, we are unable to ensure the safety of visitors according to Government guidelines as regards coronavirus restrictions.

It is with great regret that we have had to postpone all scheduled exhibitions for this year. We hope to reopen the Loft Gallery from mid March 2021, in the assumption that a gradual and further easing of restrictions due to Covid-19 will have taken place by then!

We have offered all artists who were scheduled to exhibit this year a similar exhibition opportunity in 2021 and we are very pleased and grateful to all exhibitors for accepting our offer, despite the unfortunate and disappointing cancellation of their exhibitions in this current year. Thank you all!

The full, expected, programme of exhibitions for 2021 will be added to the St Margaret's Hope Workshop and Loft Gallery's website in the near future and we can't wait to welcome you all back to exciting new art work in our small, but beautiful gallery.

In the meantime, we hope you all keep well and safe!

If you would be interested in exhibiting in The Loft in the future, please get in touch via the Contact Us  page.

 

 

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