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Landmarks: Hugh MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank

2nd October 2021 for 58 days
Exhibition Space

Hugh MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank brings together portraits by Alexander Moffat, landscapes by Ruth Nicol and poems by Alan Riach. The exhibition takes us through the poet’s life but centres on his years with his wife Valda at their home near Biggar in Lanarkshire, 1951-78.Learn about MacDiarmid’s significance, his encounters, friendships and flytings with some of his contemporaries (including Dmitri Shostakovich, Ronald Stevenson and Hamish Henderson), his domestic and countryside environment and the companionship, support, fierce dedication and love of his wife Valda. A collaboration between the University of Glasgow, Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum and MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank. (Exhibition closes Sunday 28 November).

Private view times

Friday 1 October: The exhibition opens Private View, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

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