SARAH LONGLEY ON DRAWING
Filmed in the artist's studio in the Western Highlands, Scotland.
A wide ranging interview, in which Sarah Longley ARUA speaks about her use of different drawing media, particularly her distinctive use of charcoal in her large scale works. She explains the origin of her return to pen and ink drawings through working collaboratively with her father, poet Michael Longley, and publisher Andrew Moorhouse. News of a current exhibition at the Royal Ulster Academy's Annual Show.
ALEXANDER MOFFAT OBE RSA at 80
'The Radical Road' - an overview of the artist's philosophy and art, in celebration of his 80th birthday, featuring a glimpse of some of his major works, past and present.
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A TENTSMUIR FLORA read by the poet, ANNA CROWE
Poet and translator Anna Crowe reads her poem 'A Tentsmuir Flora', and speaks about the discovery that inspired her to write it.
First published by Peterloo Poets in Anna's collection, 'Punk with Dulcimer'. Like all good poetry, this poem has a timeless quality.
COURTYARD SONG by Joan Margarit
Joan Margarit's translator Anna Crowe reads 'Courtyard song' from 'Wild Creature' (Bloodaxe Books 2021), which brings together Margarit's final two Catalan poetry collections in one volume.
Vahid Davar on his new poetry pamphlet
Poet Vahid Davar is in conversation with gallery director Beth Junor about his new pamphlet, 'Something the Colour of Pines on Fire'. The poet's responses to contemporary and classical art, experiences of migration, loss and textual resurrection through poetry, as well as discussion of his poetic techniques constitute just some of the illuminating insights into the work of this renowned poet.
Junor Gallery in the Green Zone at COP26
It was a great pleasure to host Dr Bashabi Fraser CBE at the Green Zone during COP26 in Glasgow in 2021, for this insight into the wisdom of Rabindranath Tagore.
Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature but he was also an environmentalist with a global perspective. Rabindranath and his circle’s ecological consciousness is as relevant today as ever. His legacy can be seen in current sustainability policies. His spirit is alive in all voices calling for climate justice and urgent reform.
Sandy Moffat on his Suilven series
Alexander Moffat OBE RSA is in the Junor Gallery on St Andrews' South Street, speaking about his series of magnificent paintings of Suilven and the mountain's association with poet Norman MacCaig.
A treasure of insights into the artist's work.
Landscapes of Scotland & Italy
Alan Riach introduces and reads his poem written especially to accompany Sandy Moffat's and Helen Bellany's landscapes exhibition.
Ruth Nicol on 'East Neuk' and lockdown
The artist talks about preparing for her solo exhibition and has some encouraging words about lockdown and returning to live cultural events.
The Watergaw read by Alan Riach
One of MacDiarmid's moving early poems, introduced and read by poet, professor and columnist Alan Riach.
Sandy Moffat On Drawing
The artist gives an appreciation of his rigorous early training at Edinburgh College of Art in the 1960s alongside John Bellany (1942-2013) and Helen Bellany, exhibiting here for the first time since her art college days.