The Shetland Gallery

The Shetland Gallery, Yell: Hours, Address, The Shetland Gallery Reviews: 5/5

The Shetland Gallery
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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lady_isobel
Cambridge, UK98 contributions
Sheer delight.
Sep 2019
Each of the artists on display has a different approach to expressing love of Shetland, and it is sheer joy to browse the works on show. Also impossible not to fall in love with the paintings and other works but luckily there is a packing and posting option!! Always a new artist to see when we go each year (and thus always a new hole to fall into!).
Written 10 September 2019
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What a lovely review. We were particularly pleased this year to have an exciting mix of new artists, and we will be working hard over the winter, to ensure that the gallery is fresh and vibrant for next season.
Written 11 September 2019
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MicrobeGirl
Washington DC, DC54 contributions
Fantastic art
Aug 2019
We stopped in on our drive through Yell. We were greeted by the proprietor and offered tea, and left to our own devices to view the gallery. I wish I had taken photos. There are paintings and etchings, metalwork, jewelry and furniture. I was especially taken with the landscapes make of thread by the proprietor's wife. She wasn't there, so he showed us her workroom. It is not often one gets to see into the playroom of a talented and creative mind. It was really a great visit.
He recommended we stop in at the Shetland Tweed company just next door. I'll rave about that too.
Written 13 August 2019
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What a lovely review. We are lucky enough to have some wonderful artists and crafts people in Shetland, and we are privileged to be able to show their work in the gallery. Every day it gives us pleasure to be surrounded by creativity, both here and in The Shetland Tweed company.
Written 14 August 2019
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Betula O
18 contributions
Friendly welcome, well-placed art from Shetland residents and plenty of places to simply sit and look - do visit!
Sep 2018 • Friends
We visited this small gallery twice during our recent stay on Yell as my mother wanted to watch the gallery owner at work. Our first visit was on a quiet day and there was plenty of time to chat with the owner, about the artists, the area, her work and much else. On the second occasion the gallery was much more full but there was still a relaxed feeling and no pressure at all to do anything more than enjoy what was on offer and ask questions if one wished. If only more galleries were like this one. Many thanks for your welcome, Shona.
Written 2 October 2018
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It is always lovely to meet people who are genuinely interested to understand technique, and prepared to take the time to savour the atmosphere of the gallery and, of course, the work of our wonderful artists. Thank you for your kind words, and we look forward to seeing you both again. Shona
Written 3 October 2018
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owdwife
King George Island25 contributions
Beautiful pictures, very welcoming
Aug 2018 • Friends
This is a small gallery at Sellafirth on Yell and is well worth a visit. The exhibits are for sale and are by Shetland artists or those with an interest in this beautiful part of Britain. As well as original paintings and drawings there is an excellent selection of sensibly priced prints. The owners are welcoming and full of information about the exhibits.
Written 27 August 2018
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Thank you. It is always lovely to know that Shetland art is appreciated.
Written 28 August 2018
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lushlynn
Yell, UK30 contributions
Fantastic work and great location.
Jun 2018
The Shetland Gallery features art and crafts produced by people who are from Shetland, or have a strong connection with the isles, including pieces by Shona Skinner, the owner. Shona has a studio in the gallery, and will happily show visitors around and explain how she creates her beautiful and intricate free embroidery works. Covetable Silver jewellery by Yala- Made in Yell, is another highlight, along with the dark and atmospheric paintings of Ruth Brownlee. If I had the money, I would love one of Chris Rigby's dazzling Shetland scenes, which really capture the amazing light and stunning landscapes of the place. (Hint, hint!) The gallery itself is a lovely, calm space and a real pleasure to visit. If you are coming to or through Yell, make time to visit. Also check out the Global Yell weave studio just across the car park.
Written 2 July 2018
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What a lovely review! It makes us very happy that some people really appreciate the beauty of Shetland, as well as appreciating wonderful art. We look forward to your coming into the gallery again.
Written 3 July 2018
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McdonaldsLinlithgow
Edinburgh, UK197 contributions
High Standard of work.
Jul 2017 • Friends
Showing the resident artist work . Needle work pictures of a high standard and selling for about £350 . There were limited other local artists and it would be good if there were more variety. People might rush past this gallery on the ferry but it is worthwhile stopping.
Written 22 July 2017
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Tasro
Queensland, Australia204 contributions
Elegant Gallery
Aug 2016
The Shetland Gallery is well appointed and stocks a range of quality paintings, woodwork, fibre and jewelry.Most of the artists are well known Shetland artists. A very gracious director offered me refreshments and then left me to contemplate the works on offer and look through their excellent books.
Written 13 October 2016
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Roger K
Finchingfield, UK183 contributions
Wonderful place
Sep 2016 • Friends
What a wonderful place. Alan, the proprietor, is charm personified. You've got to love a guy who offers you a cracking cup of tea when you turn up. Lots of nice pieces priced well, almost all of which are locally produced. Really nice guy who clearly does it for the love of it. Thanks Alan we had a vey nice time visiting you, bought a few nice pictures (though I do lust after that amazing rocking chair), and enjoyed your recommendation for dinner.
Written 4 September 2016
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Senninhasenninha
Edinburgh, UK112 contributions
Extremely good
Jun 2016 • Couples
Very well designed, well run gallery, with excellent range from local artists. Jewelry, art, woodwork, photographs, something for everyone.
Written 4 July 2016
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Kathryn R
The Hague5 contributions
Fascinating objects.
May 2016 • Friends
I especially like the embroidered landscapes, and I even bought one. It's also a good place to get out of the wind.
Written 3 June 2016
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The Shetland Gallery is open:
  • Sun - Sun 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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