Detail from Entwined / suainte, Caroline Dear Making with Nature | A craft workshop with Caroline Dear 4 February 10.00 – 15.00 Admission £10 includes materials and lunch Please call or email to book How can natural materials be used in a creative way? Join current exhibition artist Caroline Dear and try out creative skills…

Peat stacks on Beinn Mhealaich. Copyright John King. In the final weekend of our current exhibition A Layered Land, we invite you to explore the peatland environment that is the subject of the artists’ work. Trace the routes taken by peat cutters, learn about the flora and the fauna and discover the natural and human…

Book launch by Lydia Popowich Saturday 3 December 2016 at 15.00 The Jellyfish Society, published by Paper Swans Press, is Lydia’s first pamphlet of poetry. Lydia will do a poetry reading and Rebecca Stewart, saxophonist and singer, will provide a short musical interlude. “The poems in The Jellyfish Society span a range of subjects and…

  9 December 2016 at 19.30 | Admission £5 The use of peat in whisky making gives malts distinctive flavours. Join us for a tasting evening – from lightly peaty to heavily smoky. This event is organised in relation to our current exhibition A Layered Land, which brings together the work of two artists, Caroline Dear and…

We are please to announce that we are inviting to tender for two exciting opportunities, Museum Curation and Exhibition Design and Installation. Museum for the North is an 18-month project, funded by Museums Galleries Scotland, to develop a collaborative museum-making model with the community of Helmsdale, to change some of Timespan’s current museum exhibitions, to…

    19 November As Timespan turns 30, we would like to invite everyone to join us for an Open Day and Celebration Ceilidh on the 19th November 2016. All are welcome and entry to the whole building is free throughout the day though we ask you to RSVP for the evening celebration. We look forward to welcoming…

Timespan’s Graduate Fellowship 2017 January – March 2017 Timespan’s Graduate Fellowship is a 10-week residency in Scotland’s Far North that offers an opportunity for the development, production and presentation of new work for a recently graduated artist. Applications are invited from artists who have graduated from BA/MA/MFA/MLitt courses in Scotland in 2014, 2015 or 2016,…

Book Launch by Shona MacLeod and Robin Reid Saturday 12 November at 14.00 Featuring rare source material published for the first time, this biography tells the story of five young men from Helmsdale and Kildonan who fought with the Seaforths on the Western Front in World War 1. The MacKintosh brothers, John-Hugh and Adam, and…

10 November at 19.30 Talk by Dr Christopher Edwards Dr Christopher Edwards, Antiquarian Horologist and Clockmaker, Contractor to National Galleries for Scotland and National Trust for Scotland to name a few, will be giving a talk to mark the installation of a replica Highland Railways clock at Helmsdale station.

2 November at 10.45 – 15.00 Gordon Reid, Caithness Archivist Highlife Highland with speakers Jo Clements and Karen Buchanan. With the support of Gordon Reid the Caithness Archivist gain practical skills in the care and documentation of archives and photographs in museums.  Gordon will be joined by Dr Jo Clements, Archive Development Manager at Timespan…

PRACTICING DEEP TIME GROUP RESIDENCY 31 October – 11 November 2016 The use of different scales is simply a matter of practice. H.G. Wells Taking the environments and technologies of Scotland’s Far North as a rich context for practice and research, Timespan’s Practicing Deep Time group residency offers resident artists the time to develop work…

Talk by Alasdair Macdonald 8 September, 19.00 Alasdair has been involved in family history research since his late teens and has a particular interest in the Scottish Highlands. He completed his MSc in Genealogical Studies at the University of Strathclyde focusing on Scottish baronies in 2011. His research interests focus on the use of DNA…

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