Paul Harrison (Artist), Arthur Watson (Artist), Murdo Macdonald (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


An Exhibition to mark the launch of the recently completed (2023) Print Folio: IUNNEAG DHAN AIRD AN IAR/Window to the West. In collaboration with Arthur Watson and Professor Murdo Macdonald, the folio consists of print works (56 x 76cm, 300gsm, printed both sides and folded in bespoke hard folio case in an edition of 50) by 13 Artists including Calum Colvin, Graham Fagen and Frances Walker. The Exhibition was introduced by Macdonald, Watson & Harrison and featured a performance by Dr Margaret Bennet – Honorary Professor of Antiquities at the Royal Scottish Academy

This portfolio of prints originates in a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, entitled Window to the West: Towards a Redefinition of the Visual within Gaelic Scotland. That project had one simple aim: to put Highland Gàidhealtachd art, both historical and contemporary, back on the cultural map. Prints from this portfolio were first exhibited at the major exhibition Window to the West: the Rediscovery of Highland Art, held at the City Art Centre, Edinburgh from 20 November 2010 to 6 March 2011. Related work can be found in Rethinking Highland Art: The Visual Significance of Gaelic Culture published in 2013 by the Royal Scottish Academy.

The Exhibition also includes related print works produced by Harrison & Watson in the Fine Art Publishing Facility at the Visual Research Centre (VRC) located in the DCA building from 1999 – 2019. Most notably, AN LEABHAR MOR/The Great Book of Gaelic.

The Folios will now be distributed to International Academic centres of related significance and the Exhibition has received interest from Galleries for hosting, including The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Skye and Inverness Centre for the Arts, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2023


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