A View of the Scottish Landscape through Art, Poetry and Film

29 Jun ‘16

5.30PM - 7.00PM

Venue: Crush Hall, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

To celebrate the centenary of the birth of Jon Schueler, American abstract expressionist artist (1916-1992), the Art Collection is currently hosting an exhibition of paintings in the Crush Hall within the Pathfoot Building.  

In its attempt to ‘make knowledge visible’, the  Art Collection collaborates with departments to form creative alliances between artists and academia, following the University’s ambition to make art and culture part of the everyday experience for staff, students and visitors alike. 

This event will feature film screenings of the work of two PhD students at Stirling as well as readings from the students from the MLitt in Creative Writing.

Roseanne Watt will be screening a film poem and a film portrait as part of her doctoral project ‘Aa My Mindin’ which investigates the cultural memory of the her homeland the Shetland Isles.

Susannah Ramsay will be screening two filmpoems as part of her doctoral project ‘Experiencing the Filmpoem’ which investigates phenomenology and themes of memory, and experience within the Scottish landscape. 

As part of the ‘Speaking of the Sky’ exhibition, students were invited by the Art Collection to respond to Jon Schueler’s paintings, to his life, to abstract expressionism, and to his inspirations.  As a result, seven students on the MLitt Creative Writing in the School of Arts and Humanities contributed poetry and short pieces of prose inspired not only by the art, but also by their experiences of their time at the University. Some of these writers have come from far afield and some from nearby, so they bring different creative interpretations of Schueler’s biography, personal relationships and views of the Scottish sky.

This event is free to attend and open to all. There is no need to book in advance.

For further information please see: www.artcol.stir.ac.uk

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