Jacobites by Name

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Description

This project explores the legacy of the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745. The research will lead to a body of artworks exploring this defining moment in Scottish history. A basis of constructed stage-sets, composed from objects and artefacts relating to the subject, will be painted with imagery alluding to the matrix of meaningsembedded in this iconic historical period. The photographs will generate a nuanced semiotics of the key moments and wider myth of the Stuart dynasty: an open-ended series of references, of riddles and puzzles, of ‘facts’ and beliefs that connote the multifaceted legacy of the Jacobite Rising.

From 1/9/2014 to 1/1/2015
OrganisationsLeverhulme Trust

Keywords

  • Jacobite
  • Art
  • photography

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Names
Jacobites
Artwork
Scottish History
Imagery
Iconic
Artifact
Riddles
Dynasty
Historical Periods
Stage Sets