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.
The pamphlet is published by Matecznik Press, a small press specialising mainly in English translations of poetry originally composed in other European languages. 'Something the Colour of Pines on Fire' is Davar's first English-language publication, in translation from the Persian. The pamphlet is being launched in St Andrews, at the end of September 2022.
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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.
Image: 'Bridged: M8 at Charing Gross, Glasgow' by Ruth Nicol
150 x 150cm Acrylic on canvas £3800..
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.
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.
Landscapes of Scotland & Italy
Alan Riach introduces and reads his poem written especially to accompany Sandy Moffat's and Helen Bellany's exhibition.
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.
The Watergaw read by Alan Riach
One of MacDiarmid's moving early poems, introduced and read by poet, professor and columnist Alan Riach.