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


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.

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 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!

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.