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
The Solstice Lectures run each Summer in late June in Sanquhar’s Town Hall. Featuring a panel of international scientists with an interest in the scale, origins and nature of the universe, this year’s panel is being coordinated by exhibition curator Tim Fitzpatrick and Carlos Frenk of the University of Durham. Running from the evening of... Read More
Filmed at the Crichton Campus in Dumfries in December 2016 Charles Jencks introduces the reasoning and shaping of the 2017 ‘Cosmic Collisions’ additions to his Crawick Multiverse. Jencks introduces the June 23-24th 2017 Solstice speakers with its Cosmology theme together with expectations for the MERZ exhibition running from June 23 till September 10. Here too,... Read More
Through poetry and history we explore the connections between Lowland Scots and Ulster Scots in a programme for local channel NvTv transmitting in Northern Ireland.
Nathalie Weadick, Director of the Irish Architecture Foundation, introduces the buildings and architects that help tell the story of Dublin politics and culture, including Daniel Libeskind’s contributions to the regeneration on the waterfront*. From its Georgian library and residential squares to its new canal and seaside developments, Dublin has become a focus for international as... Read More
John Boag visits Flic Revell’s pop-up exhibition at the MERZ Gallery, running from 5-7 February.
Former miner Bill Ross made exquisite shepherd’s crooks and walking sticks in his shed in Sanquhar.
MERZ Gallery, Sanquhar, had an exhibition of the artwork of Charles Jencks and Alex Rigg, in conjunction with the Summer Solstice Festival at the The Crawick Multiverse, on the weekend of June 24-26th. Exhibition opened 24 June – 3 September 2016 The exhibition featured the idea that wave-forms permeate all of nature and the cosmos. Not... Read More
Raj Chakraborti’s interview with David Rushton at the Reconstruction and Fabrication exhibition at the Model Art Gallery in Edinburgh in 2004.
A’ the Airts, the Crawick Multiverse and MERZ Gallery in Sanquhar recently hosted a conversation between Jeffrey Hoffman and Charles Jencks as part of the MERZ exhibition ‘Landscape of the Waves’, featuring the work of Alex Rigg and Charles Jencks and developments at the Crawick Multiverse. Jeffrey Hoffman made five flights as a space shuttle... Read More