‘An artist devoted to challenging injustice’

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is currently showing an exhibition of the work of Paula Rego. I am hoping to go next week.

‘A dollop of Caledonian Antisyzygy’

This was how Alex Bell began his Opinion Piece in The Courier of the 5th December 2019. Caledonian Antisyzygy may be a term that is not much heard but I … Continue reading ‘A dollop of Caledonian Antisyzygy’

“Sold to one of Scotland’s wealthiest women”

In May of this year I visited an estate near Newport in Fife that had just been sold. I found the faux-Tudor-Italianate House to be dilapidated, and to my eyes, … Continue reading “Sold to one of Scotland’s wealthiest women”

Lecture in progress

The ‘Lecture in Progress’ sign that features in this film was only illuminated whilst we, as medical students, waited outside the Anatomy Department of Marischal College, Aberdeen.  Musical credits: … Continue reading Lecture in progress

“F—ing mad ballistic he was a man needing a lobotomy”

This is my latest short film:

What can Art do today?

This film begins with the voice of Antony Gormley. The music track is ‘Fortune’ by Wye Oak [I do not have copyright] This film is dedicated to Lesley Winton

Responses

This short film is almost ten years old [the text for it is provided below]: All the responses to my films have been different and this is to be celebrated. … Continue reading Responses

Douglas Support

In the centre of Scotland, major motorway improvements to the M8, M73 and M74 have recently been completed. As a result, a lowland glen, and the historic estate once known … Continue reading Douglas Support

‘Why . . . I garden’

In the current BMJ, Peter Brennan explains ‘why . . . I garden’.