The Pier Arts Centre Christmas Exhibition….

by Bernie Bell - 10:55 on 17 December 2023


The Pier Arts Centre Christmas Exhibition….

We needed to get out – not just out and about, but out of ourselves – what better way to do that than going to the Pier Arts Centre Christmas Exhibition……


…and looking at art-work by folk who were expressing what is in them, and thereby getting something of it out of themselves.

We started at the top and worked our way down through the building -  the following are a purely personal selection of what appealed to me for one reason or another…..

Joanna Moss - ‘The Orkney Find’…

Mark Summers -  ‘A bit of a squash’….



Next level down  - Alison McIntosh Prentice ‘Saoirse the Mermaid Bowl’ – simply because I have a Great-great niece called Saoirse - who loves mermaids!...



Susan Whittingham – ‘River Birch’…


Ground floor corridor …

Goodness me – how did she do it?  Joanna Holdinga - two pieces of knitted yarn-work…

‘Whit like the day?’…

And -  ‘Beuy Beuy’….

But you can only read the words as you approach, or walk away….

How did she do it?  If you look closely you can see that it’s done by a very, very clever manipulation of some of the stitches….


Robinson R.R. - ‘Bound for Rwanda’….

....which was work in progress when I wrote this…



Across the room – Patty Boonstra ‘Ikon’…

..which had me quietly singing to myself a song by Prince…’I’m not a woman, I’m not a man, I am something that you’ll never understand…’


Michael Sinclair - ‘Trawl Float in Elm’ – which I covet…..

I have a bit of a thing about fishing floats….



The Appleby Family Collective!  The work of three generations are represented here – Grandpa, Son and Grandson…….



Vernon Bradley has one piece in the exhibition – ‘Sunrise’ - which hits you from the far end of two rooms…


I sent this link to a friend under the heading of ‘something about Vernon Bradley’…



And finally, Ruth D. Brough  - ‘Flight’….



Who can resist an owl, swooping?


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