Writing about art

I write about art and artists and how they relate to art movements and theories. What particularly interests me is the context surrounding the artworks.

 

MARJ BOND 2017

This is a fully illustrated monograph, published by Sansom and Co. in 2017, dedicated to the renowned Scottish painter. It follows the transformation of her art through her many travels to exotic and colourful countries.
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MARJ BOND AND THE FAIR MAID’S HOUSE GALLERY 2017

This feature article was commissioned by Scottish Art News, May 2017 issue. It looks at Marj Bond’s running of the gallery between 1981 and 1988 when she was one of the first gallery directors to exhibit emerging and established artists alongside each other.

 

SU GRIERSON ‘THRESHOLD WAVE’ 2015

Commissioned by Horsecross Arts, this feature considers the inspiration behind the installation specially created by the international artist for the twenty-two screens ‘Threshold Wave’ of the Concert Hall in Perth

 

ARTISTS UNCOVERED 2012-2014

I was commissioned by Art in Healthcare to write about thirty prominent artists in their collection, among them Marj Bond, Alan Davie, Barbara Rae, Adrian Wiszniewski, David Michie, Reinhard Behrens, Kate Downie and Henry Kondracki. My Artist Uncovered articles are archived on the Art in Healthcare website, for instance:

MARJ BOND: A SENSUOUS PRACTICE

DAVID MICHIE: ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT HAPPEN THROUGH THE COMMONPLACE

 

THE BIG ‘BOUFFE’ 2011

A tale of cultural intrigue set in the Scottish Borders which follows the interaction of a fictitious artist-in-residence with a rural community.
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THE FOODMARKET 2009

A study of consumption based on Harvey Nichols’ food department
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