The battle to save Shambellie House, Scotland’s smallest national museum near New Abbey, has failed and National Museums Scotland will now close the costume museum because it is ‘simply not sustainable’.
Read more: http://www.gallowaygazette.co.uk/news/local-headlines/shambellie-house-to-close-1-2775687#ixzz3qkOp3lFc
This was the headline and the fate of this beautiful old house at the end of 2012. Now in 2015 there are plans afoot to rejuvenate it. You can be part of this by joining the Shambellie House Trust.
Now in November 2015 its doors are opening for a first of what we hope will be many exhibitions for the Galloway Photographic Collective http://www.gallowayphotocollective.co.uk
As a founder member of the Collective (GPC) I have revelled in this opportunity to show my current work to those who care to come along to this wonderful old house just south of Dumfries in New Abbey. We, the 7 members of GPC have been given the whole of the ground floor to show off our work. I have set up my INFINITE VIEW installation http://rogerleverphotography.com/projects/infinite-view for the third time. So far this has been the most challenging. The video, the music and the chiffon hangings fill one of the dining rooms adjacent to the main exhibition space. Lasting approximately 10 minutes you can let your mind be transported to the world of the gannet colony on Bass Rock and at the same time feel relaxed. Meditate to the wonderful music composition created specially for this by my son Christopher. http://chrislever.com
In the next room I have six large 28" square images which form part of my recent UP-CLOSE SERIES of wildlife photos. These large images would fit well into any modern home. The puffin "Been Fishin" seems to be the most popular so far but the image of the Shag "The Eyes Have It" with its emerald green eyes is close second.
I will be there on Wednesday 11th and 18th November between 11am and 1.30pm if you wish to come along for a chat and a coffee.