The Guga Stone
by Doug Robertson
22 June – 25 July 2013
John Muir's Birthplace | Exhibitions
22 June – 25 July 2013
Belhaven, a Journey
An exhibition of panoramic photography by Gordon Jenkinson
Saturday 6th august to Sunday 4th September
The theme of this exhibition has drawn together 28 established and emerging contemporary artists and poets from across Scotland and beyond. The individual works in this thought provoking exhibition have been curated by Susie Goodwin and Amy Winstanley, both of whom have exhibited previously at John Muir's Birthplace. A Dunbar Arts Initiative.
Bridges, docks, canals, mills, harbour and piers - our summer exhibition celebrates the 250th anniversary of East Lothian's engineering genius John Rennie who was born at Phantassie, East Linton, on 7th June 1761.
The exhibition takes you from his apprenticeship years with Andrew Meikle to his later life in London and looks at some of his major works which included the Crinan Canal, Kelso, Musselburgh, London and Waterloo Bridges and the Bell Rock Lighthouse. The exhibition was researched and written by Bill and Joy Dodd of the East Lothian Antiquarian and Field Naturalist's Society and is supported by a display of original letters and documents.
Extended until 31st July 2011!
Join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of our twinning with Martinez, California, where John made his home and where his house and orchards are now managed by the National Park Service as a National Historic Site. In this exhibition, Dunbar & District History Society have teamed up with the Martinez Historical Society to share photographs from their towns' past. The display is supported by memorabilia not only from our relationship with Martinez, but from Dunbar's other twinning arrangements with Meaford, Ontario, and Lignieres in France.
Running concurrently with our twinning exhibition is a photographic display by Stephen Boyle and Duncan Scott. Both Stephen and Duncan grew up in Dunbar and now work in Outdoor Education and Forestry. Their photographs have drawn inspiration from both exploration and nature.
Portraits in Nature
Presented by local artist James Page
An exhibition of photographic images and workshops
exploring patterns and images in nature such as faces
in clouds and rocks.
Encouraging people to watch the natural world around them.
Wednesday 17th February - Sunday 14th March 2010
John Muir in Colour
by local artist Jim Callow
In 1868 John Muir first visited Yosemite Valley and began his life long work to protect the area where he lived and worked and which he described as an 'affluence of sublime mountain beauty'. In John Muir in Colour local artist Jim Callow takes his own inspiration from John Muir's life in California.
More details to follow.