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Modern Scottish Sculpture at Marchmont House

By Rachael Cloughton, 19.09.2019
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Hugo Burge with a Paul Nash sculpture, image courtesy Marchmont House

Artists, art experts and industry leaders are set to meet at Marchmont House on 21st September for a major event that ‘unveils, explores and celebrates’ modern Scottish sculpture. The wide ranging programme includes discussions on Scottish sculpture’s ‘giants’ - Eduardo Paolozzi and William Turnbull, collecting sculpture for public and private collections and how best to support the new generation of talented sculptors working in Scotland today.

Also on the itinerary is a tour of the renowned Marchmont House sculpture collection, featuring works by Gerald Laing, Steve Dilworth, Charlie Poulsen and Frippy Jameson, and the most recent acquisition for the collection, a 2.5m bronze by Borders sculptor Keith McCarter.

Those taking part include Scottish artists David Mach RA and Kenny Hunter, several senior curators and academics such as regular Scottish Art News contributors Bill Hare and Alice Strang, and visual and performing arts champions Andrew Patrizo and Richard Demarco CBE.

Hugo Burge with a Paul Nash sculpture, image courtesy Marchmont House

Marchmont’s Director Hugo Burge, said: “Scotland has been a source of beautiful, inspiring and internationally influential modern sculpture since the Second World War, but it has often been under-celebrated. This is something we want to help change by giving people the chance to discover more about the artists and their work from speakers with a deep understanding and love of the subject.”

Scottish Art News will also be attending and full write up of the day will be included in the next issue of the magazine, available in November.

You can purchase your ticket here