The Scottish Endarkenment: Art and Unreason, 1945 to the Present

Andrew Patrizio, Bill Hare

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


A large project based on a certain reading of post-1945 Scottish material (using the lens of RD Laing and James Frazer in particular). Including around 50 works of art, some of which were newly commissioned. Selected artists: *John Beagles & Graham Ramsay, John Bellany, Christine Borland, Boyle Family, Joyce Cairns, Steven Campbell, Robert Colquhoun, Fred Crayk, Ken Currie, Alan Davie, Kenneth Dingwall, Pat Douthwaite, Joan Eardley, Graham Fagen, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Helen Flockhart, Luke Fowler, Douglas Gordon, Lys Hansen, Kevin Harman, *Louise Hopkins, Georgia Horgan, Kenny Hunter, Matthew Inglis, William Johnstone, John Kirkwood, *Shona Macnaughton, Chad McCail , Jock McFadyen, Wendy McMurdo, Jonathan Owen, Eduardo Paolozzi, Katie Paterson, Julie Roberts, David Shrigley, Simon Starling, Kerry Stewart, Peter Thomson, William Turnbull, Alison Watt, Richard Wright. Organiser of academic conference based on exhibition, 17 June 2016. Parallel film programme with Filmhouse, Edinburgh July-August 2016.*= new work
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
EventENDARKENMENT: Stories of Unreason in Art and Culture from 1945 to the Present in Scotland and the UK, 17th June 2016 (Keynote, Prof Katy Deepwell, Middlesex University) - Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Jun 201617 Jun 2016


  • art
  • Scotland
  • 1945-2015
  • Enlightenment


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