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Rethinking Highland art

Rethinking Highland art : the visual significance of Gaelic culture

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  • Murdo Macdonald (Editor)
  • Lesley Lindsay (Editor)
  • Meg Bateman
  • Lorna J Waite (Editor)

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Translated title of the contributionSealladh as ùr air ealain na Gàidhealtachd
Translated subtitle of the contributionbrìgh lèirsinn ann an dualchas nan Gàidheal
Original languageOther
Place of publicationEdinburgh
PublisherRoyal Scottish Academy
Publication dateOct 2013
Number of pages132
ISBN (Print)9780905783246


Rethinking Highland Art: The Visual Significance of Gaelic Culture/Sealladh as ùr air Ealain na Gàidhealtachd: Brìgh Lèirsinn ann an Dualchas nan Gàidheal.
This is a pioneering dual language publication to which I am primary contributor, and editor. Central to the book is a visual essay which restores an art history to the Highlands of Scotland. The book is an outcome of my AHRC funded project: Window to the West/ Uinneag dhan Àird an Iar: Towards a redefinition of the visual within Gaelic Scotland. This project placed the study and practice of visual art at the heart of a interdisciplinary research project. It created a new focus for the understanding of Highland culture (Gaidhealtachd). The book is a reflection of the final project exhibition (curated with Arthur Watson PRSA), Uinneag Dhan Àird an Iar: Ath-lorg Ealain na Gàidhealtachd / Window to the West: the Rediscovery of Highland Art, at the City Art Centre, Edinburgh, 20 Nov 2010 – 6 March 2011. (‘This is a ground-breaking exhibition …’ The Times, 21 December, 2010; ‘… engaging with the historic legacy without once slipping into banal sentiment.’The Skinny, 27 Jan 2011.) In process, to published by the Royal Scottish Academy in 2013.

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