Broad Reach is pleased to present the first exhibition by North Uist born artist Niall Macdonald in the Outer Hebrides. This presentation responds to the many layers of artefacts found at The Udal. This archaeological site has revealed traces of over 6000 years of human occupation from the mid-Neolithic to the early 1900s.
Broad Reach is please to present an installation by artist Bobby Niven in response to Rubh’ an Dunain, Glen Brittle, Skye, a rich palimpsest of archaeological remains named the ‘Viking Canal’ the site boasts evidence of occupation from Mesolithic times to as late as the 1800s and is a unique example of time-depth archaeology.
The inaugural Lews Castle College Summer School on the Uists explores potential relationships between Art and Archaeology. The course will be led by BA Fine Art lecturer Dennis Magee and Archaeology Lecturer Dr Rebecca Rennell over 5 days, at various locations on the Uists and at Taigh Chearsabhagh .
Broad Reach are please to announce the arrival of our summer resident Stuart McAdam who will take up residence at the centre from the 1st of July. While in residence he will be working on a body of new work drawn from his interactions with the physical and cultural landscape of the islands. The work made will be informed initially by an interest in Norse and historical sites present in the Uists.
Broad Reach is pleased to present In the Shadow of the Hand artwork by Sarah Forrest and Virginia Hutchison. Taking place across two week-long residencies In the Shadow of the Hand will explore contemporary drawing practice contrasting traditional techniques such as drawing and casting alongside digital technology.
Biomass (NU20072014) is a large-scale floor installation by artist Sophie Morrish from her extensive collection of faunal remains, gathered on Uist over the last seven-years. This complex arrangement of skulls, bones, teeth and feathers, (in excess of 60 species to date*), certainly attests to the biodiversity of these islands, however, by avoiding taxonomic norms associated with science and museum display, the artist invites deeper questions about hierarchy, estrangement and commonality in our relationship with the natural world.
The UAA Literature group are proud to host a writer’s workshop with poet Christine De Luca, the Edinburgh Makar; a Scottish poet and novelist who writes in English and in the Shetland dialect which is a blend of Old Scots with much Norse influence. This is a rare chance to learn from one of Scotland’s most eminent writers.
Workshop costs £12, to book your place please contact 01870 603970
Alasdair Gray is the giant of Scottish Arts: a great writer, artist, notorious drunkard, irascible interviewee and controversial essayist. Fifteen years in filming this is an intimate portrait of the man who better than any other articulates the cultural drive for an independent nation. To understand Scotland, listen to Alasdair Gray.
Artist -in- residence Sharon Quigley will be collaborating and working with artists from the Craigard Centre. The project entitled the Living Lab will be a sensory mapping project examining lives and landscapes in North Uist. The results of their work will be exhibited at Taigh Chearsabhagh in October.