Quest for a Landscape of Science
Explore the influence of the landscape on the world famous scientist, James Clerk Maxwell and look at the illustration of scientific theory in a designed landscape at the Crawick Multiverse.
We would like to invite you to join us for a vibrant, stimulating, inspiring day in Dumfries and Galloway’s remarkable landscapes of science. With discussion, debate, walking, musical performance and conversations on science and art.
Joined by internationally renowned musician, Wendy Stewart, we will imagine how this beautiful landscape may have inspired his discoveries. Wendy’s work is strongly influenced by both her surrounding landscape and the theories of Clerk Maxwell. Owner of Glenlair, Duncan Ferguson will take us on a walk around the landscape and farm helping us imagine how it was run in Maxwell’s day and what it was like to grow up here as a boy.
From there will will head north to Sanquhar to explore the spectacular Crawick Multiverse. The Crawick Multiverse is a remarkable Artland by famous land artist and visionary Charles Jencks who was influenced by current theories about cosmology and the multiverse. Artist Jan Hogarth and musician Wendy Stewart will continue the discussion and debate about landscape, art and science.
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28th August, meeting at 10.30am at James Clerk Maxwell’s home, Glenlair – Enquire here
Who: If you are interested in science, music, landscape and/or landart, suitable for older kids and adults.
When: 28th August, meeting at 10.30am at Glenlair House, Corsock, Dumfries and Galloway. Finishing in Sanquhar at 8.00pm.
What: Our Quest will begin at Glenlair the beautiful home of pre-eminent scientist, James Clerk Maxwell, where Wendy Stewart will perform in the landscape we will imagine how the landscape may have influenced James Clerk Maxwell’s groundbreaking theories. Duncan Ferguson owner of Glenlair will help us imagine the influence this landscape may have had on nurturing a scientific genius. We will then head off to Thornhill for a delicious lunch and then onto Charles Jenck’s spectacular Crawick Multiverse to explore the landscape as an illustration of scientific theory and explore with Wendy the acoustics of the Multiverse. Lots of profound conversations about art and science, cosmology and Maxwells ground breaking discoveries.
Guides: International Harpist, Wendy Stewart, Environmental artist Jan Hogarth, Duncan Ferguson owner and passionate advocate of Maxwell and .
Cost: £40 includes entry to all venues, talks, walks, discussions and musical performance. Price of lunch not included. Concessions available.
Directions to Glenlair (where our Quest will begin): Take the A75 exit (Dumfries/Stranraer) at Gretna from the A74. At Dumfries follow A75 to Castle Douglas and Stranraer. In about 12 miles turn right in SPRINGHOLM towards Kirkpatrick Durham. Go straight across the x-roads in the village and follow the narrow winding road down until it joins the B794. Turn right and in about ½ mile opposite a small white cottage (Square Point) turn left up our drive signposted Glenlair & Nether Corsock. We are the long white cottage you can see as you cross the bridge over the river Urr.
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