MERZ offers a rural base in wonderful walking country, with four self-contained residencies, a gallery, museum and studios. Living and working accommodation at MERZ offers accommodation for individuals, couples or small groups. Month long residencies can conclude with an exhibition / performance. As appropriate Summerhall TV provides filmed documentation or can assist with video diaries. 

    If interested in a residency contact us by email at  

    MERZ Gallery and the Bothy were originally built as a ‘lemonade’ factory, located around a small brick-paved yard, viewing onto a small wood, orchard and our movie-van, for filming and filmed presentations at Sanquhar’s and other local Festivals. The Museum of Model Art is one hundred metres away and occupies the town’s former abattoir. The Museum sits alongside ZIPStudio with its Sculpture Green, with its Kurt Schwitters and Hannah Höch art-houses and Tadpole and Snug self-contained accommodation and the small house, No 5 opposite. For Summer 2022 our art-houses open for short stays by artists, walkers and cyclists when not providing the ‘set’ for Schwitters-Höch performances. 

    See Residencies for further details … 

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