Artist gives talk at the Pier Arts Centre

9 May 2013 in Orkney, Visual Arts & Crafts

An exhibition of work by Orcadian artist Charles Shearer continues at the Pier Arts Centre. drawings ~ prints ~ paintings includes a large body of recent works as well as sketch books, printing plates, illustrations, books and objects.

The artist will lead an informal walk and talk at the Pier Arts Centre on Thursday 16 May at 7.30pm. Admission is free and booking is not necessary.

Shearer commented ‘I am pleased to be able to talk about my work in the exhibition. I will be discussing aspects of drawing and the development of ideas – how I document material and take it forward to the printing process through looking at sketchbooks, drawings and prints, as well as talking about the processes involved in printing.’

In addition, as part of the Pier Arts Centre’s focus on drawing this spring, Curator Andrew Parkinson will be giving a presentation entitled Hoy – Artists’ source, influence & inspiration at the Hoy Outdoor Centre, Friday 17 May, 8pm. No booking is necessary and admission is free. For information on ferry times contact Orkney Ferries on 01856 872044

Alongside Charles Shearer drawings ~ prints ~ paintings A Parliament of Lines, a touring exhibition curated for the City Art Centre in Edinburgh is on display. The exhibition showcases the work of 14 artists, working at an international level, who have all passed through the Scottish art school system.

A Parliament of Lines and Charles Shearer drawings ~ prints ~ paintings will be on display from until 8 June 2013. The Pier Arts Centre Collection is on display all year round. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am – 5.00pm. Admission is free.

The Pier Arts Centre
Victoria Street