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
Stuart introduces and recites his poem at the site of Margaret Wilson’s martyrdom (d.1685) …. A young Wigtown women drowned for refusing the abjuration oath in April, 1685,
Interviewed by Matthew Fitt, Jim Waite was winner of the 2017 Wigtown Book Festival Poetry award for a poem in the Scots Language category.
Interview at the Wigtown Book Festival introducing Stuart’s new book ‘Looking South’ and a forthcoming Gaelic-Scots collaboration.
This long conversation covers territory that will be further explored in three exhibitions at MERZ in Sanquhar over the winter. The first exhibition, covering Conceptual art from 1966-1975 opens on 20th October at 6:00. All welcome. The opening also coincides with a viewing of the new Artist’s Bothy at MERZ built for artists to come,... Read More
Cosmic Conversations 2017 Local historian Duncan Close unravels the stories of the Covenanters in the first of the Cosmic Conversations being held at A’ the Airts over the Summer. Sanquhar and the Killing Times Duncan Close Wednesday 12th July 7:00pm Landscapes of Cosmos and Chaos in Nithsdale Professor David Munro Wednesday 16th August 7:00pm Gaia,... Read More
Architect Daniel Libeskind talks at Sanquhar Town Hall on 23rd June ahead of the opening of Cosmic Collisions at nearby MERZ. Daniel’s drawings and model based on a spiral configuration drawn from cosmology are exhibited alongside work by Charels Jencks and Rachel Libeskind and models and galaxy making machines interpreted and presented by Carlos Frenk... Read More
MERZ Studio, Sanquhar Cosmologist Noam Libeskind and artist Rachel Libeskind worked together to represent the Liniakea Supercluster at the Cosmic Collisions exhibition at MERZ in Sanquhar. Son and daughter of the architect Daniel Libeskind they are exhibiting alongside their father who is showing designs for the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics at Durham University. From... Read More
Cosmic Collisions: birth, rebirth and the Universe is a collaboration which reaches back to the forces and structures at the origin of our Universe and reveals and interprets those forces – those cosmic collisions – in new and unexpected collisions of art, architecture and the cosmos. The exhibition is also a meeting place of creators... Read More
Cosmic Collisions: art and science exhibition, land art installation, performance and music together with international scientific papers and local conversations on architecture, art and life. All taking place in Sanquhar from June 23 till September 10. For further details and bookings: crawickmultiverse.co.uk