Thursday 18 April 2024
 5.6°C   SW Moderate Breeze
Ocean Kinetics - The Engineering Experts

Arts / Old Anderson demolition photo exhibition in the works

A photo of some of the early demolition work. Photo: Shetland News

AN EXHIBITION of photography documenting the demolition of the former Anderson High School is in the pipeline.

Shetland Arts has partnered with site owner Shetland Islands Council to photograph the process and people involved.

Local photographer Dave Donaldson was commissioned for the job and has taken a series of black and white images.

Shetland Arts is keen to host an exhibition of his photos in two locations – one outside, and one indoors.

The outside display is being mooted for the railings beneath the Anderson Institute on Twageos Road for one month.

A longer exhibition is being planned for the Mareel Cafe/Bar.

Shetland Arts said it hopes to launch the exhibitions concurrently in early 2024. The arts organisation has applied for funding for the displays.

In a funding application to Lerwick Community Council, Shetland Arts said: “There has been nothing yet to mark the historic change that is taking place at The Knab and as a site that hold so many memories for so many in the community we feel it is important to tell this story for the community.”

The total cost of the project has been estimated at £2,965 and Shetland Arts is set to provide £1,565 itself.

It sought £1,000 from Lerwick Community Council but with limited finances left for 2023/24, and other funding applications on the table, members agreed to provide £500.

Shetland Arts said it had also pinpointed £400 of funding from the SIC.

Become a supporter of Shetland News

Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.

Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.

Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has  over 600 supporters  who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.

Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -

  • Bring you the headlines as they happen;
  • Stay editorially independent;
  • Give a voice to the community;
  • Grow site traffic further;
  • Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.

If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.

Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.

 

Newsletters

Subscribe to a selection of different newsletters from Shetland News, varying from breaking news delivered on the minute, to a weekly round-up of the opinion posts. All delivered straight to your inbox.

Daily Briefing Newsletter Weekly Highlights Newsletter Opinion Newsletter Life in Shetland Newsletter

JavaScript Required

We're sorry, but Shetland News isn't fully functional without JavaScript enabled.
Head over to the help page for instructions on how to enable JavaScript on your browser.

Your Privacy

We use cookies on our site to improve your experience.
By using our service, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

Browser is out-of-date

Shetland News isn't fully functional with this version of .
Head over to the help page for instructions on updating your browser for more security, improved speed and the best overall experience on this site.

Interested in Notifications?

Get notifications from Shetland News for important and breaking news.
You can unsubscribe at any time.

Become a supporter of Shetland News

We're committed to ensuring everyone has equitable access to impartial, open and quality local journalism that benefits all residents.

By supporting Shetland News, you play a vital role in ensuring we remain a pivotal resource in supporting the community.

Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.