Richard Demarco: The Italian Connection

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Richard Demarco: The Italian Connection Launch Event,Italian Cultural Institute, Edinburgh

Richard Demarco in conversation with Dr Laura Leuzzi.Introduction by Prof. Elaine Shemilt.The Italo-Scot artist, cultural entrepreneur and educator Richard Demarco has been a key figure for the promotion of the European avant-garde in Scotland since the 1960s. Although some research and publications have been devoted to Demarco’s endeavours, little is known of the numerous cultural exchanges and collaborations between Italy and Scotland that he initiated and developed in the past fifty years.The research project Richard Demarco: The Italian Connection aims to uncover and retrace these many stories and reassess how Demarco promoted Italian visual and performing arts in Scotland and Scottish art in the Italian cultural context.During the launch event of this new exciting project you will get an insight into Richard Demarco's artistic life, achievements and the cultural relationships he initiated and developed between Italy and Scotland.Richard Demarco: The Italian Connection (2018-2020) is an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded research project based at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, led by Prof. Elaine Shemilt. Co-Investigators on the project are Prof. Stephen Partridge and Dr Laura Leuzzi. Archivist is Adam Lockhart.The presentation will be accompanied by an exhibition of Richard Demarco's artworks inspired by Italy, that will run until the 26th June.
Period31 May 2018
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Richard Demarco
  • Italian Art
  • Scottish art