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Stuart McAdam, RSA Summer Residency

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. To get here Stuart will be cycling from Renfrewshire to the Outer Hebrides retracing the Viking path of travelling South towards lowland Scotland.

Joanstin - Uist

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.

During his residency Broad Reach will transform the upstairs gallery as a resource area in which members of the public are welcome to explore and talk with the artist. Look out for the blackboard at the top of the stairs which will outline what’s on in the space.


Saturday 4 July, 2pm

Artist Talk

Stuart will talk about his journey to the Uists and what he hopes to research whilst on residence.

10 – 14 August 

UHI Summer School

A week – long summer school partnering archaeology and art

To keep up to date with Stuart’s progress as he cycles to the Uists follow Taigh_C #broadreach on Twitter or our blog.

About the Artist

Stuart was born in Paisley in 1982 and graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 2008. He works in situ with performances and interventions, and documents these with photography, drawing, and found objects. He has recently been working with lines and borders in the landscape such as railways, canals and rivers. He is interested in slow transport. His most recent project was Slow Marathon / Lines Lost, carried out in conjunction with Deveron Arts in Huntly, and his work was exhibited in 2014 at the Royal Scottish Academy exhibition Open Dialogues as part of the GENERATION programme.

This project was brought to Taigh Chearsabhagh by Broad Reach, an ATLAS Arts project for Taigh Chearsabhagh funded by the Royal Scottish Academy.


Image credit : Lines Lost, 2014, scan from publication, courtesy of the artist Stuart McAdam and Deveron Arts