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2016 Exhibitions

 

The Speaker's Robes

website.PNGThe House of Keys Speaker’s Robes are currently on display in the Tynwald Library.

The robes were given to the Speaker of the House of Keys by the House of Commons in 1966 to mark the centenary of the beginning of popular elections in the Isle of Man.

 

The exhibition includes a short film recorded by Culture Vannin, presented by the current Speaker of the House of Keys, Hon Steve Rodan SHK. The video is available to view on the Culture Vannin Vimeo site.

 

  


In 1866 the Isle of Man approved the bill that would make the Isle of Man a parliamentary democracy. For the first time a public election would be held and publically elected Members of the House of Keys (MHKs) would be voted into power by the people, to act in the interests of the people. 

2016 General Election

The Isle of Man Government Cabinet Office put up a display in the Tynwald Library to share information about the House of Keys General Election 2016. The exhibition included detailed maps of the new boundary changes. 


 


Svetlana Cameron

 

The Tynwald library is delighted to host a small exhibition of paintings by acclaimed local portrait artist Svetlana Cameron. The exhibition, entitled “Laa Tinvaal”, includes six works by Svetlana, including the new presidential portrait, which was unveiled for the first time at the exhibition opening.
 
The paintings on display all have an association to Tynwald. 
The Captioning Ceremony
 Portrait of The Hon Clare Christian OBE, President of Tynwald.
 Oil on linen, 2016.
 Collection of Parliament of the Isle of Man.
 
Manx Folk Dancer
 Charcoal, conte and pastel on paper, 2015.
 Top 10 Finalist in the International Artist magazine Challenge #90, People & Figures.
 
In St John's Church. Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man, the Rt Rev Robert Paterson.
 Oil on linen, 2013
 Collection of St. German's Cathedral, Isle of Man.
 Finalist in International 2013/14 ARC Salon Competition, USA.
 
Laa Tinvaal
 Oil on linen, ©2013.
 Private collection.
 Finalist in the International 2014/2015 ARC Salon, USA.

James Anthony Brown OBE, Speaker of the House of Keys
 Oil on linen, ©2012. 
 Collection of Tynwald, Parliament of the Isle of Man.
 Included in the UK national collection of oil paintings by the Public Catalogue Foundation.
 Featured on the BBC Your Paintings website.

John David Qualtrough Cannan, Speaker of the House of Keys
 Oil on linen, © 2011.
 Collection of Tynwald, Parliament of the Isle of Man.
 Included in the UK national collection of oil paintings by the Public Catalogue Foundation.
 Featured on the BBC Your Paintings website.

 
The exhibition is open June 28th until July 22nd from 9am- 5pm every weekday in the Tynwald Library on the ground floor of Legislative Buildings. Please note that Legislative Buildings are closed on Tynwald Day, 5th July.