CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Deadline: 2 February 2018 “In nature nothing exists alone.” Rachel Carson Taking the environments and technologies of Scotland’s Far North as a rich context for practice and research, Timespan’s group residency offers resident artists the time to develop work and research within a discursive group setting. Timespan’s programme is theme-led, creating…

Manonabeach visited Helmsdale recently and asked the question “What does the beach mean to you?” Watch the short films and listen to some insights from the harbour and Timespan Museum. Jacquie’s Interview:   Billy Cowie and Manonabeach interviews can be found at http://manonabeach.com/north-scotland/sutherland/helmsdale

Ghosting the Castle | Nicky Bird 15 + 16 November 2017 Join us for a series of interventions, events, and activities marking the culmination of Ghosting the Castle, a year-long project focusing on Helmsdale’s medieval castle and the A9 bridge which replaced it, developed by the artist Nicky Bird.  Discover vintage Kodak Viewfinders around the village…

CRATER ROUTE WALK 2: EAGLE ROCK Sunday 3 September 2017, 9.00 £20 / person Local mountain guide John King leads the second of two walks along a newly mapped route that traces the edge of a meteorite impact crater made 1.2 billion years ago. 1.2 billion years ago, a meteorite hit the earth, creating an…

CRATER ROUTE WALK 1: GLEN CALVIE CIRCUIT Sunday 13 August 2017, 10.00 £15 / person Local mountain guide John King leads the first of two walks along a newly mapped route that traces the edge of a meteorite impact crater made 1.2 billion years ago. 1.2 billion years ago, a meteorite hit the earth, creating…

Susan Tichy with Margaret “Peggy” Yocom Tuesday 25 July 2017, 19.00 Join poet Susan Tichy who will read from her forthcoming book, The Avalanche Path in Summer, and speak briefly about her new project, NORTH/ROCK/EDGE, which has brought her from America to Sutherland. Both focus on rapidly changing edge spaces—mountains, coastlines, and North Atlantic islands…

                Timespan is host to over 14,000 visitors a year and a large number of these visitors come to the River Cafe.  We are looking for relief staff to work as Cafe Assistant in the River Cafe to offer these visitors excellent customer service and good locally prepared,…

Seine Net Queens, Laura Spring with Bernie Reid and Mairi MacKenzie, curated by Panel, Summer 2016 We are seeking a motivated intern to assist with our multi-faceted contemporary arts programme which promotes and supports contemporary art in Scotland’s Far North through exhibitions, artist residencies, commissioned projects, events and workshops. Specifically, the internship will support the…

Hezileki: I have just found you, what are you doing here? Christine: I’m learning how to make a traditional loom and traditional techniques for weaving cotton… I started to think about this when I saw a loom in the Museum of Scotland which was sent back from Malawi by missionary and explorer, David Livingston in…

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…

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