Kenneth Steven is best-known as a poet. 14 of his collections have been published over the years, and individual poems have appeared in top literary journals across the globe. Much of his poetry is inspired by the wildscape of his native Highland Scotland; much has resulted from his love of the Celtic Christian story whose […]
The theme this month is Hearth and Home. So many poets have written about this theme, whether it be their own homes or remembered places where they felt at home. I hope you enjoy browsing through your poetry books to find a favourite poem to read, which is as usual not obligatory, you can just […]
Taigh Chearsabhagh’s Gaelic Officer, Kathleen MacInnes, has been working with Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath and the Glasgow Science Centre for their Curious About Festival.
A special night of music and song from North Uist – Celebrating the island’s rich musical talent and heritage, leading musicians (including Julie Fowlis and Ellen MacDonald), and the Taigh Chearsabhagh House Band featuring Padruig Morrison, Anna Black and Seonaidh MacIntyre, up-and-coming talents (Eilidh Lamb, Robert John MacInnes, Doireann Marks and Fionnlagh Mac a’ Phiocair)
A showcase of work from Alumni of the BA (Hons) Fine Art and staff across the art courses at LCC. These two exhibitions demonstrate the varied and sophisticated work of the graduates from the BA course, and the rigour and breadth of practice of the contributing lecturers. Expect to see work in photography, painting, cyanotype, […]
We are proud to present the final major exhibition from our graduating students Katherine Taylor and Hector Start. Expect to see a series of skilfully developed oil paintings from Hector which respond directly to the sublime landscape of North Uist. Katherine explores imagination and oceanic space through a multidisciplinary approach including drawing and sculpture. The […]
As part of our two-month Taigh Chearsabhagh Take-over, Lews Castle College presents a ‘Work in Progress’ student exhibition featuring works from our BA (Hons) Fine Art and NC Art and Design Students. Students are showing selected pieces from their current modules including painting, textiles, drawing, ceramics, metalwork and film. Viewable in Gallery 1. To find […]
Uist Arts Association present an exhibition of small works, all fitted into 15cm square white frames. All work is for sale through the Taigh Chearsabhagh online shop at https://www.taigh-chearsabhagh.org/product-category/artwork/ (note that work is still being added to the webshop, and some work has already sold) and is available for immediate collection/delivery. Or contact [email protected] for more information Share thisFacebookTwitterEmail
Virtual reading events celebrating Book Week Scotland hosted by Pauline Prior-Pitt Monday 16 November 7.30pm Vilborg Davíðsdóttir, a distinguished Icelandic writer with a background in journalism and ethnology, is the author of a trilogy of novels about the life of Auður the Deepminded. The books throw a new and unexpected light […]
image by Ruaraidh Macdonald This is a DIY evening on the theme of Magic and Miracles. Lots of poems would fit into his broad theme, what is magical to you, what appears to be miraculous. Please bring two or three poems to share on Zoom. “I know it will feel strange, but it’s all […]
A thousand year old saga of a valiant viking woman linked to women of the Outer Hebrides today.
Trusadh | A Gathering is an exhibition of new work by Rachel Duckhouse, made in response to her RSA Residencies for Scotland residency in the summer of 2019. She walked the 156 miles of the Hebridean Way, from Vatersay to Stornoway, then spent two weeks in the studio at Taigh Chearsabhagh in Lochmaddy, North Uist, reflecting on her experience of the landscape.
A two-day Symposium, in collaboration with University of the Highlands & Islands, Centre for Rural Creativity and the Art School at UHI, North Uist, in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, foregrounding Contemporary Landscape Practices in Photography and Film.
Join us for a virtual poetry evening MC’d by Pauline Prior-Pitt Special guest Jen Hadfield is a renowned poet and visual artist who has made her home in Shetland. Her first collection, Almanacs, won an Eric Gregory Award in 2003. She is the youngest female poet to be awarded the T.S. Eliot Prize with her […]
RESCHEDULED Playful and informative workshop for children and families considering the effects of environmental concerns facing North Uist, culminating in a postcard writing and drawing exercise. Some of these postcards will be sent forward to politicians and polluters to help draw attention to the need for action to protect and preserve the vulnerable low-lying Uists […]
A slow guided tide-line walk, with Pauline Prior-Pitt, focusing on observation, movement exercises and deep listening, culminating in a group responsive writing workshop. Workshops will take place on Baile Sear Beach. Suitable clothing and footwear required. Bring some lunch, if you want, for picnic afterwards. Share thisFacebookTwitterEmail
A practical mark-making workshop, using materials found at the tide-line. Primarily for art students and practitioners, but anyone interested is welcome. Workshops will take place on Baile Sear Beach. Suitable clothing and footwear required. To reserve a place book below. Share thisFacebookTwitterEmail
Tide Lines: A Short Film Invited artists Alix Rothnie and Sarah Calmus will create a moving image work, in collaboration with Taigh Chearsabhagh and UistFilm and local communities responding directly to the waters of North Uist, and the threats to its community of an encroaching tide-line. The project is funded by SNH as part of […]
Work in Progress In this Day and Age is a photographic project about people who have moved to the Western Isles from other places, both from within and from outside of the UK. This work was conceived as, and will later become a book publication. An island is a singular place, with clearly defined boundaries. […]
Image by Rachel Fermi, Untitled (Blue Planet) In association with Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, UHI Centre for Rural Creativity, and the Art School at University of the Highlands and Islands, North Uist, in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. Imagining an Island is a collaborative project, initiated by Professor John Kippin and Nicola Neate, which has evolved from their […]