Orkney: Between Islands

A new online exhibition exploring inspiration and legacy of arts, crafts and literature in Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides.

29 Jan - 31 Dec 2021


Organised by:
An Lanntair, Stornoway www.betweenislands.com
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Opening Times:

Online only


Orkney: Between Islands is an online exhibition exploring island arts, crafts and literature.

Crafts in the northern and western isles of Scotland have grown out of necessity – tools for particular tasks, containers for transporting or storing food and fuel, furnishings for the home, clothes to wear – using materials available locally. Skills have been developed and honed over generations so that crafts have come to be identified with specific places, such as the weaving of Harris Tweed and Fair Isle knitting.

While the islands are rich in contemporary crafts of all types, the exhibition focuses on textiles and straw-work, crafts that have been, literally, home-grown at certain points in history through the use of native wool or crops.

Between Islands has been devised by An Lanntair in Stornoway with financial assistance through the LEADER 2014-2020 regional cooperation scheme, promoting heritage and culture in Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides.


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