Dun an Sticir

Uist primary school children tell the gory story of Dun an Sticir, one of the North Uist brochs Marri Morrison writes:   “This video comes from an Heritage Lottery Funded Archaeology Project, based on some of Erskine Beveridge’s descriptions of key North Uist sites.   The exhibition was shown in the Museum at Taigh Chearsabhagh,

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Yasmin Davidson

My name is Yasmin Davidson, I am new to life on North Uist and I recently moved to Berneray in January. I am an artist specializing in painting. I moved to Uist just before the Covid pandemic really kicked off and I feel like I have missed out on the social aspect of living on

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Douglas Percy Bliss in Barra

Douglas Percy Bliss (1900-1984) was a painter and engraver. He was part of the group of artists associated with Eric Ravilious and Paul Nash, and was the director of the Glasgow School of Art from 1946-64.  He first visited Barra in 1927, producing a number of paintings and wood engravings. He returned at later dates,

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UAA Summer Open Exhibition 2020

This is the virtual version of the annual Summer Open Exhibition by members of the Uist Arts Association, running from 4 July to 15 August at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, Lochmaddy. You can view (and buy) all the members’ work on this website and see the actual work on exhibition at Taigh Chearsabhagh

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The Living Wall – Guillemot Cliffs

The Living Wall: Guillemot CliffsCatherine YeatmanSix panels – charcoal, ink and gouache on paperExhibition at Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist3 June to 15 August 2020 [Click on each panel for larger view] The Guillemot Shelf – The Antidote to Social Distancing. Catherine Yeatman, May 2020. I love it when the days lengthen and the summer breeding

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UAA Summer Open Exhibition 2020: callout and news

The good news is that we are still planning to hold our summer exhibition at Taigh Chearsabagh this year.  The theme is: Scotland’s Coasts and Waters.  We are not sure yet if Taigh Chearsabhagh will be able to be open for visitors to access the galleries, but we feel that at this stage we should plan to

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UAA coronavirus activities: call for ideas and thoughts

I hope this all finds you well and safe in your own lockdown bubble. We have been wondering in what ways the UAA might be able to help its members during this time.  Some of us have more time to make, some might have less, our physical worlds have shrunk with no travelling, but at least

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Art on the Map 2020

Given the level of uncertainty due to the current Coronavirus situation, we propose to offer a reduced Summer programme this year: For those opening their studio or gallery, an Art on the Map event will run from May 23 to August 15. You can decide in May whether you want to participate in this. The

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Overfall: Cara Forbes Stenning and Maya Reid

Exhibition at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Art Centre Cafe, Lochmaddy, North Uist from 28 Feb to 11 April 2020 overfall: noun a turbulent stretch of open water caused by a string current or tide over a submarine ridge, or by meeting of currents Caught between the opposing currents of domesticity and wilderness, our community finds

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UAA Winter Open Exhibition

You are invited to the preview of the exhibition on Friday 15th November, 7pm at Taigh Chearsabhagh.  Drinks and nibbles provided: do invite your friends.

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