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Conversations in Wood @ Marchmont House

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Marchmont House

Greenlaw

Duns

Berwickshire

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‘As in any collaboration, the trees have their own ideas’

- Roger Deakin on David Nash in Wildwood.

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Marchmont House is delighted to host a rich and exciting celebration of wood:-

- in collaboration with VISUAL ARTS SCOTLAND, THE SCOTTISH GALLERY and CRAFT SCOTLAND.

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At the core of the experience is an exhibition showcasing contemporary makers using wood within their creative practice from across The Scottish Borders, Scotland and beyond, with a series of talks concentrating on their personal conversations with the wood as they sculpt, carve and shape their unique pieces of work. There will also be selected films showing at Marchmont, which highlight special journeys associated with making in wood, as part of our goal to spur conversations around wood.

The event forms part of Marchmont’s dream to be a home for celebrating makers and creators. The timing of this event is to kick-start a splash of creativity in the Scottish Borders on the back of Pauline Burbidge & Charlie Poulsen’s 26 years of open studios at Allanbank Mill Steading open 2-5th August. The idea of focusing of wood came from a conversation with the artist and President of Visual Arts Scotland, Andrew Mackenzie, after the successful ALIGHT exhibition at the RSA in early 2019.

We have 18 makers & artists involved in the show in some way, with at least 8 present & speaking.

We are proud and excited to say that the array of talent (in person and/ or works and/ or film) included in the event are: Andrew Mackenzie, David Nash, Sebastian Cox, Charlie Poulsen & Pauline Burbidge, Lawrence Neal, Lucilla Sim, Thomas Hawson, Isabelle Moore, Angus Richardson, Anthony Bryant, Roland Fraser, Beth Legg, Naomi Mcintosh, Angus Ross, Eleanor Lakelin, Jim Partridge & Liz Walmsley, Edward Teasdale and Adrian McCurdy.

This will be a journey into the heart of making in wood, hopefully generating some inspiring conversations... in WOOD.

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Lead Sponsors:

Lyon & Turnbull & Corney & Barrow

Sponsors:

Craft Scotland & Morton Fraser LLP

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** PROVISIONAL DRAFT PROGRAM & SUBJECT TO CHANGE **


Saturday 3 August - MAIN EVENT

9.30 am Arrive at House for welcome coffee

9.45 am Introduction

Our partner organisations get us conversing in wood:-

Andrew Mackenzie - President, Visual Arts Scotland (VAS)

Christina Jansen - Managing Director, The Scottish Gallery

Irene Kernan - Director, Craft Scotland

10.05 am "The Chairmaker" short film

An introduction to a love of wood @ Marchmont.

Hugo Burge - Director, Marchmont Farms Limited

Q&A with Lawrnece Neal

10.40 am Conversations in Wood - Session 1

Specially selected makers who will explain how they came to work with wood, what is their relationship with wood and talk about one piece they have at Marchmont.

Isabelle Moore

Naomi McIntosh

Roland Fraser

Adrian McCurdy

Andrew Mackenzie

11.35am Craft LIVES – Film Preview - 45 mins inc Q&A

- Sebastian Cox - Craftsman

- Duncan Parker - Film Maker

- Hugo Burge - Producer & Chair

12.40pm ** Lunch - included in ticket - **

2pm Main House Tour focused on wood, including speaker artists

4pm Tea Break

4.20pm David Nash Film & Discussion

The Boulder's journey.

5.20pm Conversations in Wood - Session 2

Specially selected makers who will explain how they came to work with wood, what is their relationship with wood and talk about one piece they have at Marchmont.

Angus Ross

Lucilla Sim

Angus Richardson

Beth Legg

Thomas Hawson

6.10pm Charlie Poulsen & Pauline Burbige

- local artists who is responsible for this date due to their Open Studios at Allanbank Mill Steading - contributing during proceedings

- Introduction to Borders Art Map 2019

6.25pm Closing Comments

Andrew Mackenzie - President - Visual Arts Scotland

6.35pm ** Drinks for all ticketed participants **

7.15pm EVENT ENDS - disperse

7.45pm ** Speakers Dinner - ** Separately Ticketed **

Sunday 4th August

12.30 pm Light Lunch - tickets available

2.00 pm Wood Tour & Films - tickets avaiable

- 1 hour - Wood Tour

- A Tour of Marchmont House with a focus on the temporary wood show and the permanent wood collection, but also taking in the 'highlights' of the House.

- 1 hour of short films

- These short films will relate to the collection display - David Nash Boulder, The Chairmaker, Adrian McCurdy, Angus Ross.


Monday 5th August

10.00am Wood Tour & Films - tickets avaiable

- 1 hour - Wood Tour

- A Tour of Marchmont House with a focus on the temporary wood show and the permanent wood collection, but also taking in the 'highlights' of the House.

- 1 hour of short films

- These short films will relate to the collection display - David Nash Boulder, The Chairmaker, Adrian McCurdy, Angus Ross.

12.30pm Light lunch - tickets avaiable

2.00pm Wood Tour & Films - tickets avaiable

- 1 hour - Wood Tour

- A Tour of Marchmont House with a focus on the temporary wood show and the permanent wood collection, but also taking in the 'highlights' of the House.

- 1 hour of short films

- These short films will relate to the collection display - David Nash Boulder, The Chairmaker, Adrian McCurdy, Angus Ross.

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ADDITIONAL BOOKING OPTIONS:

- STAYING SATURDAY DINNER (book here online or contact us with special requirements)

- STAYING FRI AND SAT NIGHTS at MARCHMONT (subject to availability & cost - contact us directly)

- SUNDAY 12.30pm - light lunch

- SUNDAY 2pm - Wood Tour & Films

- MONDAY 10am - Wood Tour & Films

- MONDAY 12.30 - light lunch

- MONDAY 2pm - Wood Tour & Films

- MONDAY 4.15pm - Afternoon tea


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N.B. Please note that this programme is provisional and based on the availability of the speakers and is therefore beyond the control of the organisers Marchmont Farms Limited. We reserve the right to make any changes to the advertised program that may prove necessary. In this instance substitute speakers may not address the same topic as that advertised. Any such changes will be communicated as early as possible.

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This event is an exciting collaboration between Marchmont House, Visual Arts Scotland, Craft Scotland and The Scottish Gallery who all share a passion for makers in wood, selecting the artists accordingly.

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With many thanks to our event partners

VISUAL ARTS SCOTLAND, THE SCOTTISH GALLERY and CRAFT SCOTLAND

The artists & craftspeople involved are:-

VAS - Visual Arts Scotland:

Luci Sim
Thomas Hawson
Isabelle Moore
Angus Richardson
Roland Fraser


VAS/ Craft Scotland

Beth Legg
Naomi McIntosh
Angus Ross

The Scottish Gallery

Eleanor Lakelin
Jim Partridge & Liz Walmsley
Edward Teasdale
Anthony Bryant

In the Marchmont House collection

David Nash
Andrew Mackenzie
Charlie Poulsen
Pauline Burbidge
Adrian McCurdy


Marchmont Farms Limited Partnerships

Sebastian Cox - included in a Craft LIVES film

Lawrence Neal Chairs - included in The Chairmaker

18 artists work showing

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Lead Sponsors:

Lyon & Turnbull

www.lyonandturnbull.com

Corney & Barrow

www.corneyandbarrow.com

Sponsors:

Craft Scotland & Morton Fraser LLP

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LINKED EVENTS:

Open Studios at Pauline & Charlie’s 2-5th August

- Allanbank Mill Steading - https://www.allanbankmillsteading.co.uk

- Showing of exhibition – The God of trash.

WOOD at The Scottish Gallery until 27th April

- https://scottish-gallery.co.uk/exhibitions/wood

THIRLESTANE CASTLE - 4th August onwards special Photography event

- http://thirlestanecastle.co.uk

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