About the Group

Veer North is a professional association of visual artists set up in 2003 in order to provide a supportive and professional network for artists in Shetland. Our members try to encourage debate while also developing opportunities for artists in Shetland and beyond. We want to promote contemporary art practices in Shetland and raise awareness of what artists do and how they contribute to the community.

While we are trying to develop a more active two-way dialogue between artists and the public, it is also important for us to engage in collaborations with existing agencies and artists' groups throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK. Shetland's unique location in the North Atlantic also helps us make links with Scandinavia and northern Europe.

We have established links with artists and organisations in various regions of the UK as well as Faroe, Sweden and Europe. Our group expects these links to lead to a number of projects in the long term.