Lecture by Murdo Macdonald
'Printmaking and the Scottish Gàidhealtac'
Filmed on 25 October 2012 at Edinburgh Printmakers
"Printmaking which refers to the culture of the Scottish Gàidhealtachd has been at the heart of Scottish art since the pioneering 'Ossian' etchings by Alexander Runciman in the late 18th Century. I'll explore this tradition up to the present, not least through the prints made in 2002 for An Leabhar Mòr / The Great Book of Gaelic, by artists such as Norman Shaw and Frances Walker.
Murdo Macdonald is Professor of History of Scottish Art at the University of Dundee. He is a former editor of Edinburgh Review. He is author of Scottish Art in Thames and Hudson's World of Art series. His recent research has explored the art of the Scottish Gàidhealtachd, the cultural milieu of Patrick Geddes, and Robert Burns and visual thinking. He is an honorary member of the Royal Scottish Academy."