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 .
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 […]
So Much Depends Upon… an off-site exhibition at Nunton Steadings, Benbecula. Exhibition runs until 26 July
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.
WW1 Collaborative Museum Exhibition
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’.
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.
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.
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.
Broad Reach is proud to present ‘A Life in Print’ by one of Scotland’s most popular and acclaimed artists, Alasdair Gray.
‘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.
2014 marks the centenary of Scottish born animated filmmaker Norman McLaren, a prolific artist
whose films have influenced generations of filmmakers and artists alike. To celebrate his incredible
catalogue of films and his enduring legacy, McLaren 2014 in partnership with the National Film
Board of Canada, present this special screening of classic McLaren short films that will delight and
Take a virtual tour to our Virtual St Kilda in the 1890’s and explore the landscape history song and stories of this remarkable island 39 miles to the west of North Uist.
The exhibition runs from the 5th of May to the 27th July 2014.
This exhibition tells the story of St Kilda from the earliest history until the present day including the wildlife and the people. Although there are now no permanent residents there is still a strong Uist link through the civilian personel who staff the MoD military base which is on the island.
Vija Celmins ARTIST ROOMS comes to Uist
We are pleased to host Timespan’s touring exhibition ‘Out of Place’ featuring works by internationally renowned Scotland based artists Corin Sworn, Graham Fagen and Dalziel+Scullion.
18th – 25th of January Studio One
w/ special screening Friday 17th January 7:30pm