Summer Exhibitions

Stromness, Orkney No.1 1985 pencil and oil on paper 53.5 x 74.3 cm BGT676

Stromness, Orkney No.1, 1985, Pencil and oil on paper, BGT676

WBG in exhibitions from Stromness to Chichester

Works by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham have been selected for exhibitions from one end of the UK to the other, literally – from Stromness in the Orkneys to Chichester on England’s south coast – as well as points inbetween.



Portrait of Stromness – A Burgh of Barony 200 Anniversary Exhibition

17 June – 16 September 2017

This exhibition is a celebration of Stromness through paintings, prints and photographs bringing together a cross section of historic and contemporary works of art that show how artists have studied, interpreted and re-presented images of the historic town.

Portrait of Stromness forms part of the town’s Per Mare celebrations and offers a unique insight into the work of the many creative people who have worked in Stromness, both as visiting professionals and those resident in the town from over the last 200 years.


Willie visited Orkney during the 1980s, the islands making an indelible impression upon her. These two views are taken from above the town.


Pier Arts Centre web site here.



Coastal Connections

19th June – 8 October 2017

This major summer exhibition will explore artists’ connections to the coastal landscape and how this is reflected in their work.


Featured work from the Bishop Otter Collection will include Alfred Wallis’ Boat (c.1930), Christopher Wood’s Tréboul Harbour (c.1930), William Scott’s Harbour (1950-51), John Craxton’s Fisherman and Net (1951), William Alexander Burns’ Small Harbour (c.1967), Richard Eurich’s Solent Angler (1975) and Edith Lawrence’s Docks, (1929). Work has also been drawn from private and public collections, including the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, to show how both celebrated and lesser known artists be they resident or visiting the coast were inspired by its cliffs, beaches and harbours.


Otter Gallery web site here.



Artists of Fame and Promise

10th June to 2nd September 2017

The idea of an Artists of Fame and Promise exhibition dates back to the early 1950s when London’s Leicester Gallery first pioneered the concept. Bohun Gallery has proudly continued the tradition, providing a platform for carefully selected emerging artists to exhibit alongside some of our more established artists and sculptors. The exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a really diverse and exciting show over the summer months.

In the 1990s visitors to the Bohun Gallery would have had the opportunity to acquire work by artists who have become household names including Mary Fedden, John Piper, Julian Trevleyan and Elisabeth Frink. The 2017 show includes key works by all of these artists and many other established names such as Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Sir Peter Blake, Maggi Hambling, and Donald Hamilton Fraser.


Bohun Gallery web site here.