Rethinking Highland art: the visual significance of Gaelic culture

Translated title of the contribution: Sealladh as ùr air ealain na Gàidhealtachd: brìgh lèirsinn ann an dualchas nan Gàidheal

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

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Abstract

    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.
    Translated title of the contributionSealladh as ùr air ealain na Gàidhealtachd: brìgh lèirsinn ann an dualchas nan Gàidheal
    Original languageOther
    Place of PublicationEdinburgh
    PublisherRoyal Scottish Academy
    Commissioning bodyArts and Humanities Research Council
    Number of pages132
    ISBN (Print)9780905783246
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

    Keywords

    • Gaidhealtachd
    • Gaelic
    • Highland
    • Visual
    • Art
    • Scottish

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    Macdonald, M., Nov 2010, In : Visual Culture in Britain. 11, 3, p. 355-371 17 p.

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    Towards an Exhibition of Highland Art

    Macdonald, M., 2009, In : International Journal of Heritage Studies. 15, 2-3, p. 163-174 12 p.

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    The visual dimension of Carmina Gadelica

    Macdonald, M., 2008, The life and legacy of Alexander Carmichael. Stiubhart, D. (ed.). Port of Ness: The Islands Book Trust, p. 135-145 11 p.

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  • Cite this

    Macdonald, M. (Ed.), Lindsay, L. (Ed.), Bateman, M., & Waite, L. J. (Ed.) (2013). Rethinking Highland art: the visual significance of Gaelic culture. Royal Scottish Academy. http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=406149&section=6.1