ART lovers can get a sneak preview of a new ‘cosmic landscape’ next week, for the summer solstice.
The Crawick Multiverse, near Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway, will open for a “day of celebration” on 21st June, 6 weeks before it is open to the general public.
The new 55-acre “artland” and public amenity is inspired by the themes of space, astronomy and cosmology.
It was designed by world-renowned artist Charles Jencks, and funded by the Duke of Buccleuch.
Scottish artist Alex Rigg from Oceanallover will take the audience ‘on a journey through space on time’, using dance-theatre, sculpted costumes and a cast of 30 performers to help visitors explore.
The visitor attraction will be open to the general public from Friday 10 July.
Rachel Sivills, the event producer, said: “The launch promises to be spectacular, with stand-out performances by Alex Rigg and his cast of thirty.
“Those coming along will get an exclusive look at the stunning site weeks before it opens to the public.”.
Tickets cost £10 for adults, £7.50 concession, £5 for children and under 5s go free, and family tickets cost £25 – available from www.crawickmultiverse.co.uk/launch-event.* They are also on sale via A’ The Airts in Sanquhar and the Kirkconnel Parish Heritage Society.
Parking will be available at the site but spaces are limited so must be pre-booked online.
There will be a free shuttle bus service which will operate from two pickup points – Sanquhar Train Station, and Kirkconnel Bus Stand at the bottom of Holmhead. They will run at least every 15 minutes from 11.30am-6.30pm.
Buses will also run from Glasgow (George Square), Edinburgh (Waterloo Place) and Dumfries (White Sands) – tickets cost from £7-£13 and can also be bought online.