Ian Hamilton Finlay
Nature over again after Poussin 1979 -1980
ARTIST ROOMS On Tour
The Park Gallery, Callendar House, Callendar Park, Falkirk
23 August 2013 – 16 November 2013
Snap It Up – Young People Encouraged to Photograph Their Favourite Views
Young people aged between 13 and 25 are at the centre of a number of art projects taking place in the Falkirk area thanks to the work of the Park Gallery which is run by Falkirk Community Trust and funding from the Art Fund and Creative Scotland
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The Park Gallery is delighted to be part of the fifth ARTIST ROOMS tour and to be showing Ian Hamilton Finlay, Nature overagain after Poussin 1979 -1980.
Ian Hamilton Finlay was a poet and artist, a cultural thinker and a gardener. He was also a man of ideas who fought to bring alive cultural tradition particularly of the classical and neo – classical world. He did this in poetry, in visual art(sculpture and prints) and his world famous garden, ‘Little Sparta’ at Stonypath in the Pentland Hills.In this installation Nature over again after Poussin Finlay uses eleven carefully selected views of his garden, to suggest the works of eleven famous painters of the past. Copies of the relevant artists’ signatures carved in stone by Nicholas Sloan, are placed in the actual settings and carefully framed photographs were taken by Dave Paterson who mounted them on pieces of Perspex to reassemble plates in an open book.
A £9000 award (from the Art Fund and Creative Scotland)) to the Park Gallery (located in Falkirk’s Callendar House) will see two projects delivered both aimed at increasing local awareness and participation in art.