From 24 May 2019
23 - 27 May 2019
Alan Robinson and Marta Sienkiewicz-Sutherland with ‘Past Participle : Seen through Glass’ running Saturday 20th April through 31st May at MERZ. Here Marta introduces her element of the exhibition while Alan talks about his work and practice on https://vimeo.com/147309803.
19 April - 31 May 2019
23 - 27 May 2019
Following a meeting of the MERZ Advisory Panel Alice Landy from Kirkconnel and Jess Sharpe from Sanquhar were appointed part-time Residency Managers to assist the Director and support the artist residencies, future exhibitions and events in and around Sanquhar.
Simon Beeson of the Arts University of Bournemouth introduces the evolving arts centre in Sway, New Forest. Beginning as a studio thirty years ago the building developed a gallery and studios, a mobile gallery and studio and most recently five new studios with a residency option. MERZ and SPUD are exploring residency-swops, with local artists... Read More
Paul Howard, artist and curator from Sydney, has been exploring drawing, walking and sound at MERZ during January and February 2019.
Actor and playwright Paul Brightwell introduces his play about Kurt Schwitters: MERZSPIEL. This is a new trailer replacing an earlier one first shown on merz.gallery in 2018. Paul is currently touring MERZSPIEL throughout the UK. www.merzspiel.org.
Martin Green and David Rushton have been working at the MERZ Gallery and Workshop in Sanquhar preparing for an exhibition at Summerhall exploring the legacy of Kurt Schwitters and the Elterwater MERZ Barn. The exhibition runs from 2nd August till 23rd September in the Project Room at Summerhall.
KURT SCHWITTERS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING : STORY AND DISPERSAL, LEGACY AND (RE)POSSESSION On the 70th anniversary of Kurt Schwitters death The Times announced that Schwitters’ last (place of) work, the MERZ Barn in Elterwater, Cumbria might be bought by a Chinese collector and shipped abroad. Fifty years earlier the plaster wall Schwitters had built... Read More
Artist and author Russell Mills outlines his view of how the Cylinders Estate in Elterwater, formerly owned by garden designer Harry Pierce and home to the Kurt Schwitters MERZ Barn, might be developed in a low key way to inform a broader understanding of the geography, geology and history of Langdale. In preparation for ‘Kurt... Read More
John Crawford introduces the world’s oldest subscription library established by the miners of Leadhills in 1741. The Library is open to visitors at weekends and by arrangement via their website http://www.leadhillslibrary.co.uk
David Bainbridge : Paintings Interview with Raj Chakraborti at the Model Art Gallery in Edinburgh in 2004. David Bainbridge was one of the four founder members of the Conceptual art group Art & Language. He left the group in 1972 and in the 1990s he turned to painting to address scenes from his earlier working... Read More
Opening night of the PRIMARY 4 exhibition featuring model rooms from Primary Sanquhar together with video news and music clips from Primary 4 at Donbank (2007)
The architects/artists Charles Jencks and Daniel Libeskind will be exhibiting COSMIC COLLISIONS with the cosmologists Carlos Frenk and Noam Libeskind at MERZ Gallery, Sanquhar from June 23rd till September 7th. Carlos Frenk is organising this year’s Solstice Lectures at Sanquhar Town Hall over the evening of Friday 23rd and throughout Saturday 24th June. Charles Jencks... Read More
Dates: 3rd of August to the 24th September Venue: Long Corridor Elsa in Philadelphia fills in the gaps in the critical period between Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven’s disappearance from New York and re-emergence in Philadelphia in the spring of 1917. Beginning with a box of chocolates, a bottle of olive oil, and yet another arrest, this... Read More
The first of three exhibitions by David Rushton at the MERZ Gallery spanning the years 1966 to the present. This first exhibition focuses on work undertaken at Coventry College of Art and the Statements and Analytical Art groups and work in Art & Language up to 1975. The MERZ Bothy was also completed on 20th... Read More