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Arts / Summer exhibition opens at Bonhoga

Bonhoga Gallery. Photo: Shetland Arts

THE WORKS of four creatives are now on display in Bonhoga as part of Shetland Arts’ summer showcases.

The first of four exhibitions for the summer is open now until 18 June.

The crafts include pieces from Emma Geddes (Aamos Designs), Sharon McGeady (The Pottery, North Roe), Lois Walpole and Karlin Anderson.

Ruth Oliver, Creative Project Programmer at Shetland Arts said: “There are interesting Shetland connections through all the craftmakers’ work in the first group of the summer showcases.”

Geddes studied at the Glasgow School of Art and now lives and works in Burra.

She is a textile artist who uses traditional methods with a modern twist. Her patterns are inspired by Fair Isle knitting.

McGeady is a ceramicist who incorporates textures from the croft into her work. She is based in North Roe.

Walpole is a basket weaver. She finds rope and plastic from local beaches to make her unique creations.

Anderson previously worked as a jewellery designer in Glasgow and London, but she came back to Shetland in 2019.

She is influenced by the Shetland landscape, and her recent Oppenwark collection is inspired by fine lace knitting.

Bonhoga Gallery is open from 10.30am to 4.30pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

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