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Wilhelmina Barns-Graham – Studio interview

Video: transcribed from BBC documentary ‘Primetime’ on the St. Ives Group. First broadcast 17/02/1993.



New collaboration by John Burnside and Will Maclean

A Catechism of the Laws of Storms

John Burnside’s poetry and Will Maclean’s imagery first came together in a collaborative print–poem commissioned for the opening of Dundee Contemporary Arts in 1999. A Catechism of the Laws of Storms continues the joint projects.

Some years ago Maclean found some dis-bound copies of an illustrated weekly newspaper The Pictorial World of 1882–83 and used the woodcut images to assemble a series of collages, which were then scanned and digitally altered.

The series of collages related to descriptions of storms and hurricanes from nautical books and manuals in Maclean’s collection, in particular The Law of Storms by Henry Paddington. The collages were shown to Burnside who composed a series of twelve poems in response to the images. Maclean in turn altered a number of the images in response to the poems.

Copies now available from Art First at £12.00



Art First Newsletter

Autumn 2014

> Newsletter


Press release

Art First at the Turbine Art Fair, Joburg

Stand 10
65 Ntemi Piliso St, Newtown, Johannesburg 2113
17 – 20 July 2014

We shall be exhibiting Joni Brenner, Eileen Cooper RA, and Kate McCrickard.

> Press release with exhibiting information

Now entering its second edition, TAF14 presents a vibrant art fair in the dynamic setting of the Turbine Hall venue, in the heart of the Newtown cultural project.

Tickets are available through the TAF website:

FNB Joburg Art Fair

Art First at the FNB Joburg Art Fair

Sandton Convention Centre
21 – 23 August 2014

Showing Joni Brenner, Louis Maqhubela, & Karel Nel.


Will Maclean, The Power of the Sea

Will Maclean

Group show: The Power of the Sea
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
5 April – 6 July, 2014


Simon Morley, Korea Land of the Dawn

Simon Morley

Universal Studios, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
17 June – 10 August, 2014

Thirteen artists from ten countries address issues of assimilation and dissimilation.

> Seoul Museum of Art (Korean language)

Simon Morley

Simon Morley

Simon Morley In 1914-2014, Anniversary of the Great War Exhibition
Musee Romain Rolland, Clamecy, France
28 June – 15 November, 2014

> Musée d'Art et d'Histoire Romain Rolland

Simon Morley, Camus L'Etrangere Gallimard edition

Simon Morley

Albert Camus: Oeuvres
Galerie Scrawitch, Paris
4 September – 4 October, 2014

Jack Milroy, Blast, cut book

Jack Milroy

Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War
IWM North (Imperial War Museums)
12 October, 2013 – 23 February, 2014

The first major exhibition of IWM’s collection of contemporary art produced since the First Gulf War, including work by Steve McQueen, Langlands & Bell, Miroslaw Balka, Willie Doherty, Paul Seawright, Ori Gersht, Jananne Al Ani, and Jack Milroy.


Eileen Cooper

Eileen Cooper

Ambassador for the ‘What I See’ Project

Eileen Cooper RA, the first female Keeper of the Royal Academy, speaks as an ambassador for the What I See Project - a digital arts and science project exploring female perception around the world, incorporating online video interviews from female role-models across all walks of life, as well as hundreds of personal viewpoints and discussion forums.

> Video interview for the What I See Project

Art First at the London Art FairArt First at the London Art Fair

Art First at the London Art Fair

Business Design Centre, Islington
15-19 January, 2014


Art First presents a selection of key works by Wilhelmina Barns Graham, from 1945-1995, newly released by the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust.

> An illustrated catalogue is available

Will Maclean and Marian Leven An Suileachan

Will Maclean and Marian Leven

Will Maclean and Marian Leven have been awarded The Saltire Arts and Crafts in Architecture Award 2013 for their newly completed cairn An Suileachan close to Uig on the Isle of Lewis

> Will Maclean installations

Art First at the FNB Joburg Art Fair

Art First at the FNB Joburg Art Fair

Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, SA
27–29 September, 2013


Jake Harvey, Commission for Kelso Town SquareJake Harvey, 33 tons of basalt, India

Jake Harvey

Commission for Kelso Town Square

Harvey has been announced as the winner of the Sainsbury Public Art Competition, for a major piece to be created at the centre of Kelso, the historic Borders town situated on the banks of the River Tweed.

The commission comprises a monumental stone, its form echoing that of the historic cobbles in Kelso’s main square. Local residents will be selected to inscribe personal messages and their names around the sides of the sculpture.

Will Maclean

Will Maclean

Waterlines, a sculpture in Kilkenny blue limestone commissioned from Will Maclean and Marian Leven by the University of Aberdeen for the area in front of the new library.