Events & Exhibitions Archive

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Preview – Friday 22 January 7pm. Refreshments. All welcome. Mariners’ Tales Ceilidh now rescheduled for Friday 5 February  2-4pm. With Ian Stephen. Plus guided exhibition tour. Free. All welcome. Come and share sea stories. An exhibition featuring 12 artists from three European working ports and delivered by post. PortAble brings together artists from the north west Highlands […]

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Toradh ar Saothrach | Fruits of our Labour is produced by a group of artists from Craigard Day Centre in Lochmaddy. The exhibition is the second outcome of our long-term project on crofting (more here and here). This year’s work is an animated film and framed collages, that each artist has made from work produced at a short […]

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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In this work Meg explores the relationship between the micro and macro patterning of life. Inspired by observations of satellite images of natural and manmade phenomena; such as oceanic plankton bloom, river systems, cities and mining, alongside a fascination with the natural forms within bacterial growth, spores and pollen when observed under a microscope. The title […]

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So Much Depends Upon… an off-site exhibition at Nunton Steadings, Benbecula. Exhibition runs until 26 July

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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.

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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.

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WW1 Collaborative Museum Exhibition

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A collaborative venture shared between the CEUT’s WW1 Heritage Lottery funded ‘An Fheadhainn Tha Laighe Sàmhach’, They Lie Silent and Still’ and Proì?seact nan Ealan’s larger exhibition, ‘Gairm nan Gàidheal’, The Call of the Gael’.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Broad Reach is pleased to present ‘Life on the Land’ an exhibition by Sharon Quigley and the artists from Craigard Day Centre. This exhibition is the culmination of a four week residency where the group explored their relationship to crofting and the physical environment of the Uists.

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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.

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Broad Reach is proud to present ‘A Life in Print’ by one of Scotland’s most popular and acclaimed artists, Alasdair Gray.

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‘Are you LOCATIONALIZED’ Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan
Commissioned for GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, this new work spans the neighbouring islands of North Uist and Isle of Skye and is part of ATLAS Arts curatorial residency Broad Reach at the centre.

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