Tuesday 12th July at 7.30pm in Timespan 2011-2012: Clearances trail development 2012-2013: Community commemorative events 2013: 200th anniversary of the start of the Clearances in Kildonan An overview of the project including a brief historical background to some of the events that took place in the Strath nearly 200 years ago. We will look at the…

The archive has been really busy with people looking for their ancestors in the area. Today we had a visit from Jessie Magnusson (nee Bannerman) and her sister-in-law Nancy Magnusson, both from British Columbia, a province in Canada. Jessie was looking for  more information about her father Joseph John Bannerman. She found lots of information while browsing…

Jean Sargent, Chair of Timespan’s board, writes about our final trip as part of artist in residence Jo Robert’s project Field Studies. Field Studies was a project linking geology and contemporary art and Knockan Crag – a site on the West Coast of Scotland just North of Ullapool – is a place which does just…

The Timespan Team before we set off

After a lengthy spell of dreary raining weather, the sun has come out and is shining over us all here at Timespan! The garden is looking particularly lush and many flowers are in bloom – it is very colourful. The volunteers are hard at work clearing away the weeds so the visitors can really see all we have to offer –…

We are currently recruiting a Project Manager for ‘Museum without Walls’. This is an exciting opportunity to inform and shape a new programme of activities using the most cutting edge technology. We need a creative Project Manager to work with our Staff, Board and Heritage Committee to develop the project, which is centred around the anniversary of…

As part of Museums Galleries Scotland’s inaugural Festival of Museums, Timespan hosted a Fishtastic festival over the weekend of 13th-15th May. Over 130 people of all ages came through our doors! Whether is was to knit some jumperfish, join the Real Fish Fight on local fisherman’s views on discards and their daily lives or try…

jumperfish

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to work with artist Graham Fagen to produce, edit and exhibit your own short film. Graham Fagen has been working at Timespan since January 2011, filming a new video work to be exhibited in our gallery from 6th August 2011. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to…

Baile an Or

Title: The Streets Where We Live – Open Night Location: Timespan Description: Don’t miss this chance to see the results of our streets project. There will be an introductory talk and slideshow of old images, street albums full of photos and past occupant information, as well as art work by local school children. Everybody is…

Title: Jeanette Sendler: Introductory Talk and Buffet Supper Location: Timespan Description: Find out more about Jeanette Sendler and her work in the exhibition ‘Mapping the Body’. Following Jeanette’s tour and chat about the work, there will be a buffet supper followed by the official opening at 7pm. Start Time: 17:30 Date: 2011-04-23 End Time: 21:00

Jeanette Sendler

Title: Jeanette Sendler: Mapping the Body Location: Timespan Gallery Description: Tailoring is about the perfect fit. Body shape and measurements are taken into account before any design is considered. Body size, pattern design, and the material used all contribute to each individual ‘look’. Today, for some people, this individuality has all but disappeared; lost through…

Last blog for now as my funding from the RSA for this residency here at Timespan has finished. It’s been a valuable experience on many levels. There are many aspects of Helmsdale that invite close inspection. In my own case it has been walking along the River Helmsdale and the shore – primarily towards Portgower…

31 January The stones pictured below are on the shore towards Portgower. The only stone I can reliably identify is quartz. I used to be better at it when I was a child and I suppose the knowledge is still filed away somewhere in my brain but I can’t find it. Many of the stones…

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