We are delighted to be one of six teams shortlisted for the Orkney’s Creative Catalyst competition. Our team includes: Narro Associates (Structural Engineer), Rybka (Mechanical Engineer), Fiona Sinclair (Conservation). We are very much looking forward to visiting Orkney and the wonderful Pier Art Centre, the Old Post Office Building and Linkshouse in the next few weeks.

The Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, Orkney was established in 1979 to provide a home for an important collection of British fine art donated by the author, peace activist and philanthropist Margaret Gardiner (1904 – 2005). 

The permanent collection includes works by major 20th Century artists Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Alfred Wallis, amongst others, as well as contemporary art by Sean Scully, Eva Rothschild and Olafur Eliasson. The collection also includes local artists including Sylvia Wishart and Stanley Cursiter. 

Patrick Heron described the collection as “One of the most distinguished and perfect smaller collections of 20th century art on permanent display anywhere in the world”

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