Writing

A Selection of Reviews, Articles, Interviews and Essays

Reviews

“Collective action. Collaboration, rebellion, creative dialogue: Surrealism and ideological defiance.” “Surreal Encounters- Collecting the Marvellous”, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, until Sept 11. The Times Literary Supplement July 22 2016 No.5912 www.the-tls.co.uk http://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/private/collective-action/

This Way Up Exhibition Innovation Conference, HOME, Manchester. Film Hub Scotland. December 2015.http://www.filmhubscotland.com/news-and-blog/blog/2015/december/cinema-is-where-ive-learned/ PDF Version: This Way Up FHS Blogpost

“Natural and Sacred Forces, The Art of Australia”, Royal Academy, London, November 2013.http://www.cassone-art.com/magazine/article/2013/11/natural-and-sacred-forces-the-art-of-australia/?psrc=around-the-galleries PDF Version:AUSTRALIA

“Waterlines: Will Maclean and Marian Leven”,The Sir Duncan Rice Library Gallery, University of Aberdeen, March 2013 http://northings.com/2013/03/15/waterlines-marian-leven-and-will-maclean-2/ PDF: Waterlines

“Faces and Figures from the Permanent Collection”- Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, January 2013.http://northings.com/2013/01/16/faces-and-figures-from-the-permanent-collection/ PDF: Faces and Figures from the Permanent Collection

10th Inverness Film Festival, November 2012.http://northings.com/2012/11/13/10th-inverness-film-festival/ PDF:10th Inverness Film Festival

Steve Dilworth “Mortal Remains” Retrospective Exhibition, An Lanntair, Isle of Lewis, October 2012.http://northings.com/2012/10/23/mortal-remains/ PDF:Steve Dilworth Mortal Remains

“Masters And Champions, Classical Greece: 300 Years of British Inspiration” Moray Art Centre, Findhorn, August 2012.http://northings.com/2012/06/11/masters-and-champions-classical-greece-300-years-of-british-inspiration/ PDF:Masters And Champions

Annie Cattrell, Timespan, Northings, August 2012. PDF:Annie Cattrell

“Drawing From the Landscape” Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, July 2012.http://northings.com/2012/07/03/drawing-from-the-landscape/ PDF:Drawing From The Landscape

“The Force of Form and Memory” Compass Gallery at IMAG, Northings, June 2012. PDF:The Force and Form of Memory

Karla Black- Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, June 2012.Karla Black Glasgow Museum of Modern Art

Henry Fraser and David Cook, Kilmorack Gallery, Northings,  April 2012. PDF:Henry Fraser and David Cook

“Will Maclean: Collected Works 1970 -2010”, The Fleming Collection, London/ “Lead and Line”, Art First, London, June 2011 http://northings.com/2011/06/04/will-maclean/ PDF:Will Maclean Collected Works 1970-2010

“A Humane Architecture: Photographs of Edwin Smith” Moray Art Centre, Findhorn, July 2011. http://northings.com/2011/05/17/a-humane-architecture-photographs-of-edwin-smith/ PDF:A Humane Architecture

Eugenia Vronskaya “A River Runs Through” Kilmorack Gallery, August 2011. http://northings.com/2011/08/07/eugenia-vronskaya-a-river-runs-through/ PDF:Eugenia Vronskaya A River Runs Through

Charles McQueen RSW, Alan MacDonald and James Hawkins, Kilmorack Gallery, September, 2011.http://northings.com/2011/09/19/charles-macqueen-rsw-james-hawkins-alan-macdonald/ PDF:Charles McQueen, Alan MacDonald, James Hawkins

“Life’s Tender Journey: Neil MacPherson”, Brown’s Gallery, Tain, October 2011.http://northings.com/2011/10/18/neil-macpherson-lifes-tender-journey/ PDF:Neil MacPherson

9th Inverness Film Festival, November 2011.http://northings.com/2011/11/15/9th-inverness-film-festival-2011/ PDF: 9th Inverness Film Festival 2011

“The Making of Longbird, A Retrospective” Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, December 2011.http://northings.com/2011/12/03/the-making-of-longbird-a-retrospective/ PDF:The Making of Longbird

8th Inverness Film Festival, November 2010.http://northings.com/2010/11/09/inverness-film-festival-2010/ PDF:Inverness Film Festival 2010

“Frances Walker-A Place Observed in Solitude”, Retrospective, Aberdeen Art Gallery, February 2010.http://northings.com/2010/02/17/frances-walker-place-observed-in-solitude-aberdeen-art-gallery-aberdeen/ PDF:Frances Walker A Place Observed in Solitude

“Artist Rooms, Robert Mapplethorpe-Portraits” Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, April 2009.http://northings.com/2009/04/28/robert-mapplethorpe-portraits/ PDF:Robert Mapplethorpe

“Sound of Sleat, Shadows”. John Schueler , Moray Art Centre, Findhorn, June 2009.http://northings.com/2009/06/17/jon-schueler-sound-of-sleat-shadows/ PDF:Jon Schueler

“Tanja Liedtke’s Twelfth Floor”, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, February 2009.http://northings.com/2009/02/18/tanja-liedtkes-twelfth-floor/ PDF:Tanja Liedtke Twelfth Floor

“Kate Whiteford, Land Drawings”, Blackdog Publishing, London,AN Book Review, January 2009.https://www.a-n.co.uk/p/511875 PDF:Kate Whiteford AN Book Review

“Hannah Frank- Glasgow Artist” 2005 Review published in “Hannah Frank- Footsteps on the Sands of Time” Edited by Fiona Frank and Judith Coyle. Published by Kenny & Boyd, 2008.PDF: Hannah Frank

John Bellany, Browns Gallery, Tain, October 2008. http://northings.com/2008/10/07/john-bellany/ PDF:John Bellany

“Fire” The Scottish Ensemble, Eden Court Theatre, November 2008. http://northings.com/2008/11/19/scottish-ensemble-fire/ PDF:Scottish Ensemble Fire

“Conversations-Nathan Coley”, Doggerfisher Gallery, Edinburgh, September 2007. http://www.a-n.co.uk/interface/reviews/single/377473

“War Tourist” Joyce.W.Cairns, Aberdeen Art Gallery, March 2006. http://northings.com/2006/03/24/joyce-cairns-war-tourist/ PDF:JOYCE CAIRNS WAR TOURIST

Interviews

Interview with musicians Stephen Horne and Tony Orrell, Halloween Screamathon, October 2015. http://whatsonhighlands.com/features/1275-screamathon-interview-stephen-horne-tony-orrell PDF:Halloween Screamathon Interview Stephen Horne and Tony Orrell

Interview with Silent Film Composer and Musician Stephen Horne, “The Phantom Carriage”, Whatsonhighlands, October 2014. http://whatsonhighlands.com/features/881-interview-stephen-horne PDF:Interview with Stephen Horne

Interview with Composer and Musician Jane Gardner “Dragnet Girl”, Whatsonhighlands,June 2014.http://whatsonhighlands.com/features/736-interview-jane-gardner-for-dragnet-girl-movie PDF:Interview with Jane Gardner Dragnet Girl

Interview with Artist Allan MacDonald, Northings, March 2011 http://northings.com/2011/03/01/an-interview-with-allan-macdonald/ PDF:An Interview with Allan MacDonald Northings March 2011

“Between The Lines” Interview with Artist Eugenie Vronskaya, June 2008. http://northings.com/2008/06/06/eugenia-vronskaya/ PDF:Eugenia Vronskaya Interview

“Unboarding Sorely’s Window” Interview with Professor Murdo MacDonald, Window to the West, Northings, August 2007 http://northings.com/2007/08/16/murdo-macdonald/ PDF:Murdo Macdonald Interview

Catalogue Texts

James Lumsden, Echoes, Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London, October 2013. http://jameslumsden.blogspot.co.uk/ PDF:James Lumsden Echoes

“Immersion, The Art of Christopher Wood.” Solo Exhibition Catalogue text. Kilmorack Gallery, July 2012. PDF: Immersion The Art of Christopher Wood

6°WEST Artist Collective, Inch Kenneth Residency, November 2011. http://6degreeswest.blogspot.co.uk/p/6west-inch-kenneth-residency-by.html PDF:6 Degrees West Inch Kenneth Residency

Mhairi Killin “Absent Voices”, An Tobar, Isle of Mull & Touring, July 2009.PDF: Mhairi Killin Absent Voices

“mouth piece” Joe Davie, Castle Gallery, Inverness, September 2008. PDF:mouth piece Joe Davie

Jonathan Shearer, New Paintings, Arndean Gallery, London. April 2008

Allan MacDonald Solo Exhibition, Duncan Campbell Fine Art, London. November 2007.

This Way Up, Introduction to Moray College Degree Show. June 2007.

Features

“Boundaries of Perception- A New Highland Territory”, Paper on the Art of Mhairi Killin and Steve Dilworth, Published in “Stravaig” Issue 2 Geopoetics Journal March 2013. (Originally presented at Windows to the West; “State of the Art- Visual Tradition and Innovation and the Highlands and Islands of Scotland” Conference. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh June 2010.) http://www.geopoetics.org.uk/online-journal-stravaig/stravaig-issue-2/

“School of Saatchi” December 2009, Northings, PDF:Speakout School Of Saatchi 2009

AN Magazine “Boundaries of Perception” Nov 2008.http://www.a-n.co.uk/interface/reviews/single/469669

“Floating Stones-Lotte Globb”, April 2008.http://northings.com/2008/04/16/floating-stones-lotte-glob-2/ PDF:Floating Stones

“Art In Architecture” Eden Court Theatre Refurbishment, Inverness, December 2007.http://northings.com/2007/12/14/eden-court-art-project/ PDF:Eden Court Art Project

“Shooting Clay- Allison Weightman”, Sept, 2007http://northings.com/2007/09/26/allison-weightman-2/ PDF:Allison Weightman

“Steve Dilworth- Beyond Sculpture”, July 2007.  http://northings.com/2007/07/01/steve-dilworth/ PDF:Steve Dilworth

Lotte Glob Sculpture Croft, Northings, June 2007. PDF:Lotte Glob Sculpture Croft

Reports

Commissioned Report “Five Challenges- A View of the Current State of the Visual Arts in the Highlands and Islands” (June- October 2006. http://issuu.com/hi-arts/docs/hi-arts_-_five_challenges_visual_arts_report/1 PDF:HI-Arts-Five_Challenges_Visual_Arts_report_2006-final

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