Currently in our rear gallery, Open Studios Hebrides are displaying some of their artists work. Open Studios Hebrides was started in the Summer of 2021 and is a membership organisation and community of artists and makers, living and working in Lewis. It is a unique opportunity for people to follow the Art Trails, explore the beautiful Isle of Lewis, see our stunning island environment and discover the range of art produced by our skilled artists and makers.
In our main gallery, we have 'An Tilleadh' (The Return). This exhibition showcases an eclectic hoard of objects was discovered while peat digging near Adabrock in 1910. This hoard dates to the Late Bronze Age (c.1000-800 BC). It contains bronze axeheads, a spearhead, three razors and other tools, as well as fragments of a decorated vessel, two whetstones and rare beads of glass, amber and gold. Two Late Bronze Age bronze swords were found on separate occasions while peat digging at Aird Dell in 1891 and 1892. These swords are characteristic of the period, bearing elegant ‘leaf-shaped’ blades. One sword is incomplete, whereas the other one is still complete and reasonably sharp, even after three thousand years in the ground. More remarkably, an original horn handle survives on the second sword with attachment rivets embedded in the hilt.
Previous exhibitions include Urachadh The Restoration of An Sulaire, World War I, Ness FC and A Look Back at the 1970s which marked the 40th anniversary of Comunn Eachdraidh Nis.Previous Exhibitions