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A TURNER Prize nominated installation artist has launched a new exhibition in Shetland.

Work by renowned Scottish sculptor and creative mind David Mach is now on show at the Bonhoga Gallery in Weisdale until 28 February.

The artist is perhaps best known for large-scale installations such as Big Heids, which is found on the side of the M8 between Glasgow and Edinburgh, and a striking collection of falling red phoneboxes in Kingston-upon-Thames.

Shetlanders will be able to hear from Mach in person when he holds a talk at Mareel in Lerwick on 4 February, with tickets on sale now.

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Mach was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1988 soon after graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, and he is now a professor of sculpture at the city’s Royal Academy of Arts.

He has more recently been using graphics from DC Thomson’s Commando War Stories in Pictures to create his own stories, while his noted collage work will also be honoured in the Bonhoga exhibition.

Work from local artist Avril Thomson Smith meanwhile has also gone on show in two of Shetland Arts’ spaces.

Her exhibition Aald Boats and Boannie Lanes will be held in the lower gallery at the Bonhoga Gallery and in the feature space outside the cinemas in Mareel.

Bonghoga will host pencil drawings of boats, while the artist will showcase drawings of Lerwick’s lanes in Mareel.

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