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
The 2013 exhibition is in both gallery spaces and the cafe with a wide range of paintings, prints and 3D work from over 25 mostly locally based. Most of the work is for sale, so invest in local artists and get a unique and modestly-priced festive gift from the exhibition. Work can be uplifted before […]
THIS LAND presents a beautifully alternative view of the Scottish landscape, inspired by the Year of Natural Scotland, through works by artists with a diverse range of practices.
The Flat Earth Trilogy is a series of documentary artworks each made entirely from information found on the worldwide web. They are shown together for the first time in their single screen form at Taigh Chearsabhagh. The trilogy covers a six-year period beginning with Flat Earth (2007), A short film about War (2009/2010) and ending […]
Uist Art Association – Open Studio Trail PREVIEW – FRIDAY 28 JUNE 7.30pm ALL WELCOME This summer’s Open Studio Trail runs from Saturday 29th June through to 20th July. Look out for the Art on the Map leaflet. The Open Studio Trail a great way to see the incredible range of art & crafts in the […]
LEWS CASTLE COLLEGE STUDENTS END OF YEAR SHOW STUDIOS 1, 2 & 3 a fantastic showcase for the exciting art education opportunities available at Taigh Chearsabhagh through Lews Castle College and UHI for more information on BA(hons) Fine Art and NC courses click here Share thisFacebookTwitterPinterestEmail
In 2005, after severe storm damage in the Outer Hebrides, a major habitat for many bird species, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, in collaboration with artist/academic Keith McIntyre, director of GSN at Northumbria University, and musician Karen Wimhurst, initiated The Fragility of Flight project which has become an ongoing series of exhibitions and research programmes. […]
Welcome to Ar Stèidh san t-Saoghal – Our Place in the World. A seven-year plan for Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre. Based in North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, our work is rooted in the Uist community and its strong creative and heritage sectors. Our main role here is: enabling, developing and mentoring, creating […]
An installation of degree show work by BAFA (Hons) graduate Margaret Joan MacIsaac