Arts

Great Tapestry tells Scotland's story with embroidery and elan

 

The rich tapestry of Scotland’s past, long neglected, downplayed and overshadowed, is finally being given the prominence and attention it deserves, writes Jackie Kemp

 

Published in the Scotsman op-ed section, September 3, 2013

 

 

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The Great Tapestry of Scotland

A slightly shortened version of this arrticle appeared in the Herald magazine on Saturday, August 24,2013. Photos are available to view on the website

http://www.alexhewitt.co.uk/gallery-list Edinburgh Festival Panel group portrait for the Great Tapestry of Scotland project. Photographed at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh to mark the connection between festival and venue. www.scotlandstapestry.com<br /> <br /> pictures by Alex Hewitt

 

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Literature doesn't need more cheerleaders

Rosemary Goring's take on the Creative Scotland debate from the Herald Saturday arts section September 22, 2012


“There is no such thing as art. There are only artists,” said E H Gombrich in The Story of Art.  It’s a dictum that the architects of Creative Scotland should have noted. Much of the firestorm that has engulfed that beleaguered institution of late might have been averted if its apparatchiks had had the wisdom and humility to appreciate that the state’s function in funding the arts is solely to disburse money to artists in the most effective and simple manner possible.

 

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