The Loft Gallery


a view of the loft gallery

The Loft Gallery provides a much sought after exhibition space for Orcadian and Scottish artists.  There are monthly exhibitions from March to December in the small airy gallery, pictured here with an exhibition in 2011 by Anna Meadows.


We are very sad that the Gallery has been closed and Ruth Holt's wonderfull textile exhibition inspired by the Orkney landscape cannot be visited.

However,her work can be seen on her website and we urge you to have a look!



Corona Virus, Latest News for The Loft Gallery.

Tuesday 24th March 2020. Following the instructions given by the Scottish Government we are now closed. We will be continuing to monitor and assess the situation and will give further information probably later next week.


We would like to thank all our customers, staff, volunteers, knitters, producers and suppliers for their loyal support and we urge you all to stay safe and healthy.



The Workshop and Loft gallery will be closed on Monday and Tuesday of this week, 23rd and 24th March 2020, during which time the situation regarding Covid 19 will be assessed and the latest news and advice from the Government reviewed.

Our priority when making any decisions will be the safely of our staff, volunteers and customers.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Further information will be posted here and on our Facebook page as soon as we have it.



We have been in contact with the next exhibitor for the Loft Gallery, Paolo Doyle, who does not reside in Orkney. We have together decided that it would not be sensible or wise to go ahead with his exhibition. We offered him an exhibition next year as he makes wonderful art.

We’ll wait and see about the rest of this year’s exhibition schedule and let you know as soon as we can when decisions have been made.



1 Sat 14 March - Tues 14 April Ruth Holt Textiles

2 Sat 18 April - Tues 19 May Paolo Doyle Rural paintings (cancelled)

3 Sat 23 May - Tues 23 June Debbie Lee Rural scene collage

4 Sat 27 June - Tues 28 July Monique Sliedrecht Boat paintings

5 Sat 1 August - Tues 8 Sept Martin Laird Social issue art

6 Sat 12 Sept - Tues 27 Oct Clare Gee Abstract paintings

7 Christmas Show Invited artists


If you would be interested in exhibiting in The Loft in the future, please get in touch via the Contact Us  page.



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