Exhibitions

There are a number of exhibition spaces and feature display areas throughout the Museum and Archives building. The artefacts and works on display change regularly and details of our current shows are listed here.

The main exhibition space is Da Gadderie. Shows on display here can be by individual artists, or curated by the Museum's own Exhibitions Officer based on Museum and Archive artefacts, or including touring exhibitions from other musuems, galleries or institutions. Details of some of the previous high profile shows are included on the Our Own Shows Archive page.

Any artist who would like to display work in the building should contact the Exhibitions Officer to discuss.

Download the 2017 Gadderie and exhibitions programme

Download the 2016 Gadderie programme

Current Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Portable Altars

28/06/2018 - 30/04/2019
Focus Display, Early Peoples Zone

Portable altars were marked with 5 crosses, depicting the wounds of Christ on the Cross. Some were made from wood with the relic cavity covered by a piece of recycled marble or porfido verde antico.

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Exhibitions

Shetland Football Association - celebrating 100 years

12/01/2019 - 09/02/2019
Da Gadderie

The exhibition focuses on all nine Association member clubs. It includes a great selection of vintage and contemporary photographs. The interactive aspects to the show are sure to be a crowd puller. There has been a wonderful response from the community with people kindly lending a fascinating variety of memorabilia which includes some rare items. Look out for photo opportunities for all ages.

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Forthcoming Exhibitions

Exhibitions

From this Day Forward, Shetland Weddings 1862-2006

16/02/2019 - 23/03/2019
Da Gadderie

See Shetland Museum and Archives’ remarkable collection of wedding attire chronicling 150 years of social change, reflected in the couples who wore them.

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Exhibitions

Gods & Monsters - Dirk Robertson

30/03/2019 - 04/05/2019
Da Gadderie

Shetland artist, Dirk Robertson has based his exhibition on the vivid and gruesome imagery found in the Viking story of creation. Delving into the bloody genesis of the Prose Edda, Dirk has interpreted the abstract mythology with fantastical canvases in bold acrylic.

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