‘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’

“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

Old Monkland Lunatics’ Society

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 Old Monkland Lunatics’ Society

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

They felt

This film is carried by a recent conversation between Roddy Doyle and Antony Gormley. The full conversation can be heard here [as first aired on BBC Radio 4, Only Artists, … Continue reading They felt

Long ago, Dr Anton Chekhov wrote in his diary

‘The Polaroid Diaries’

This was the ‘Portfolio’ feature in last Sunday’s Herald. It feaured a new book entitled ‘Linda McCartney: The Polaoroid Diaries’. Last year visited High Park, Kintyre and I made this … Continue reading ‘The Polaroid Diaries’

Risk to make nonsense

This is my two-fingers up to the ever-increasing pathologisation of life:

Flight of ideas

The following is a widely accepted medical definition of ‘flight of ideas‘ as a sign of ‘major mental illness’: “a rapid shifting of ideas with only superficial associative connections between … Continue reading Flight of ideas

‘Nature’s Fashionable Lounge’

Today, I was [again] humbled by [another] happenstance reminder of how little I really know about the world that surrounds me! This reminder happened in the natural course of the … Continue reading ‘Nature’s Fashionable Lounge’