Posted on May 4, 2015

O’Connor Retrospective at the Shippon Gallery, Merz Barn, Cylinders Estate, Langdale – May 1st – 22nd 2015

“No One Left and No One Came  and Nothing Happened” A retrospective at the Shippon Gallery, Merz Barn, Langdale, Cumbria. The title is a reference to the poem “Adlestrop” by Edward Thomas in which the awareness of plants and wildlife is heightened after a pause in time in which nothing happens. The stillness of a […]

Posted on December 4, 2014

O’C at Tate Britain – presentation and Conference “Housing Merz in 21st Century”

O’Connor at Tate Britain 27/11/2014 Last Thursday 27 /11/2014 O’Connor was at Tate Britain to attend the Conference “Housing Merz in 21st Century”. The well attended  and thought provoking conference looked at the artistic legacy of the Merz Barn and Kurt Schwitters in Britain. Seminars included Anthony Penrose from Farley Farm House recounting the Life […]

Posted on September 17, 2014


Kurt Schwitters (foreground) with Edith Thomas and Harry Pierce outside the shippon on the Cylinders Estate in Cumbria in 1947. Kurt Schwitters and the Merz-Barn. Schwitters was born in Hanover in 1887 and died in Kendal, Cumbria 8 January 1948. Linked with the DADA art movement that spread throughout Europe circa 1916, Schwitters was an […]