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An Evening with Richard, Duke of Buccleuch and Charles Jencks

Date: 06/12/2016
Time: 7:30pm
Speaker: Richard, Duke of Buccleuch and Charles Jencks
Venue: Easterbrook Hall
Ticket Price: £10

The Crawick Multiverse Land Art site: social transformation and public regeneration through art Richard, Duke of Buccleuch is one of Scotland’s largest landowners who has lived and worked in and from Dumfriesshire all his life. Awarded a KBE in 2000 in recognition of his huge voluntary contribution to the community, he was  for several years a […]

 

Richard, Duke of BuccleuchCharles Jencks

The Crawick Multiverse Land Art site: social transformation and public regeneration through art

Richard, Duke of Buccleuch is one of Scotland’s largest landowners who has lived and worked in and from Dumfriesshire all his life. Awarded a KBE in 2000 in recognition of his huge voluntary contribution to the community, he was  for several years a District Councillor in Nithsdale, a Board Member of Scottish Natural Heritage, President of the National Trust for Scotland and of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and was a member of the Millennium Commission. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and is today a Deputy Lieutenant of Dumfriesshire.

The guardian of one of Scotland’s most important private art collections, he has taken an active part in the development of Art and the Environment in Dumfries and Galloway. His latest venture at Crawick demonstrates that commitment to the arts bringing cultural, social and economic benefits to the community.

Charles Jencks is well known locally as the owner of Portrack one of Scotland’s most significant landscape gardens. He is a renowned cultural theorist, landscape designer, architectural historian, and co-founder of the Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres. His best-selling books include The Language of Post-Modern Architecture, Adhocism, The Architecture of the Jumping Universe and The Architecture of Hope (on Maggie’s Centres). His recent landscape work is summarised in The Universe in the Landscape.

Scotland is home to several of his most exciting landscapes including The Garden of Cosmic Speculation and Jupiter Artland, outside Edinburgh. His continuing project The Crawick Multiverse, 2015, commissioned by the Duke of Buccleuch, culminates annually in a three day festival of performance art and public debates with the world leading cosmologists and scientists.

Please note that The Evening With Richard, Duke of Buccleuch and Charles Jencks follows a different format to the usual Crichton Conversations. Guests will be served a glass of wine (a non-alcoholic alternative will be available) on arrival, included in the ticket price. There will be no supper available at this event. Tickets are £10 per person.

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