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 …
Fascinating obituaries of Hilla Becher, part of the photographer duo Hilla and Bernhard Becher who travelled Europe and the States documenting the industrial archaeology of their era.
Eildon Hills in paint
My mother came in from a visit to the National Gallery of Scotland with an idyllic landscape painting by James Ward, 1807, centring on the distinctive double nipples of the Eildon Hills. Those trout fishermen standing there in the River Tweed still exist today, reserve a unit at the boilerhouse project and you can be one of them!
I can’t compete with Private Eye “Me and My Spoon” but I have to record that I spotted a perfect miniature Abbotsford House on a spoon at my local coffee shop, Filament, (they do have a diverse spoon collection as well as faultless coffee). Abbotsford was of course the home of author Sir Walter Scott, who …
The Modern House
Delighted to see theboilerhouseproject.com on the Journal page of themodernhouse.net in the “What We’re Seeing” section.
more web coverage on Docomomo International
Good to feature on the news page of the Docomomo International site
The Boilerhouse Project featured on the spaces.com
Nice piece on the Boilerhouse project on thespaces.com
Wild raspberries at Dingleton, Melrose
Wild raspberry harvest from today’s site visit. I glimpsed a lamppost adjacent to the Boilerhouse site, it chimes with the audio book of “The Magician’s Nephew” by CS Lewis we had just been listening to!
Womersley’s office on the Scottish Screen Archive
I just received a link from Docomomo Scotland to a brilliant short film with footage taken back in 1970 of Womersley’s office! Click on the link and watch from 13 minutes in. It’s a Scottish Screen Archive film essentially celebrating the Borders and is available online on the National Library of Scotland website.