Artists, Architects and Artworkers
Literary and artistic patrons of the Highland estate
Venue: LT2, Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, University of Dundee, DD1 4EN
Cost: Free – all welcome!
Mary Miers, author and journalist, Country Life
Molly Wells, craftswoman with a zest for living, and Randall Wells, craftsman architect
Matthew Pease, architect
Mary Miers is an architectural historian, writer and journalist, who commutes between the Black Isle and the Hampshire office of Country Life, where she is Fine Arts and Books Editor. She founded Scotland’s Building at Risk Register in 1990. Her books include: The Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide and The English Country House. Tonight’s talk develops a theme of her latest book, Highland Retreats: The Architecture and Interiors of Scotland’s Romantic North, to be published by Rizzoli in April.
Matthew Pease is a Kinross-shire based sole-practitioner architect, a long-time member of and campaigner for AHSS, and his practice has a strong focus on new-build domestic and conservation work, with clear influences from the best of the Arts and Crafts period. His work enhances conservation villages such as Muckhart, in Clackmannanshire. He is currently researching and writing a book about his great grandmother, based on inherited material. She was the distinguished artworker, Molly Wells.