Inventors of Tradition II book launch

Further to Inventors of Tradition I, Atelier E.B. and Panel launch a new book, exploring connections between art, architecture, and checking back in with a textile design tradition extraordinary to Scotland. An arts curatorial practice, Panel commissioned an essay by Rebecca Wober on Womersley and Klein, describing High Sunderland and the Studio.


Pecha Kucha theme: Peter Womersley

Pecha Kucha Edinburgh volume 35 is entirely devoted to the appreciation of architect Peter Womersley. 7pm, 30th September 2016, Epworth Halls, Nicolson Square, Edinburgh. 8 speakers from diverse places including the National Museums, the Portrait Gallery, Heriot Watt and Historic Scotland will give their own viewpoint on the architect and his work


Womersley: the International Aspect

Talk coming up at the National Gallery of Scotland, 1st October 2016. Photograph of St George’s Building, Hong Kong Island, Marmorek Womersley & Associates, completed 1969, courtesy the Hong Kong Heritage Project

Farnley Hey makes RIBA Journal again

The RIBA Journal have selected a photograph of Farnley Hey, for the inside back page “Culture: Parting Shot” slot in the December 2015 issue of the magazine. It was taken by R H de Burgh Galway, in the heyday of the house, before the first floor terrace was glazed in by subsequent owners.

Assemble at the Tramway

Assemble have won the Turner prize, which turns the focus of the art world onto grassroots community projects. How about other projects which reach across the traditional boundaries to breathe life into remarkable buildings? I can think of a few, starting with the boiler house project in Melrose. And do you know what, in two years time, the Turner Prize will be presented in Hull, a city which is home to another ambitious Peter Womersely concrete building, the University Sports Centre!