Gaada is a word from Shetland dialect meaning gaps…


Gaada is also an artist-led community interest company which aims to engage meaningfully + critically with issues experienced by Shetland communities.

Our activities involve workshops, publications, exhibitions, events, research + education.

We work in collaboration with a variety of individuals (neuro diverse aspiring + professional artists), groups (social, supportive) + organisations (schools, universities, councils, libraries, social enterprises).


+44 (0) 1595 859 539
Mon–Fri 9.30–5pm


Da Auld Methodist Kirk
Bridge End, Burra Isle
Shetland ZE2 9LD

by appointment


Amy Gear (co-director)

Amy is a Shetland born artist who studied Printmaking at Gray’s School of Art and the Royal College of Art. Amy led Shetland’s Children and the Arts Schools Program from 2015–2018. She has lectured at Gray’s School of Art, and has undertook a fellowship at Glasgow School of Art. In 2018, Look Again Festival commissioned her first performance Mooth o da Cave which was spoken in Shetland Dialect and examined the role of landscape and the female body in contemporary culture. She has since developed further performances in Dialect for Market Gallery in Glasgow.


Daniel Clark (co-director)

Daniel is a visual artist who relocated to Shetland in early 2018. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2015, continuing as Technical Instructor in Print until 2018. He has been a visiting lecturer for Ruskin School of Art, Norwich University of the Arts, and Manchester School of Art. His work has been exhibited at Guest Projects and BALTIC 39, and is part of the permanent collections of the V&A, Bishopsgate Institute, and Goldsmiths (UAL).

Daniel Clark