Ian Smart October 23, 2015

Updated: Dec 11, 2018


Ian began his talk by posing this question


What is Contemporary Art?


He shortly followed with this definition

That it is art produced and created by artist living today and created within our lifetime, and that today he is going to introduce us to Scottish Contemporary Art that has been created over the last 60 years.


But Contemporary Art can come under two headings Commercial Art and Conceptual Art. The later being an art form where the underlying idea is considered the essential component, for example art by Damien Hirst and those short-listed for the Turner Prize.

Such art requires much cerebral involvement and it was Friday afternoon after all! So after consultation we agree that we would prefer to sit and relax while we listened to him do all the hard work for us. He willingly obliges allowing us a very comfortable afternoon where we were taken to another place and another way of thinking. His enthusiasm for the subject matter was infectious and highly entertaining.


While some of the featured artists and their work were familiar to me there were many that were not and I have enjoyed learning more about them by looking them up on the web, I would urge you to do the same. Happy surfing!



The following is a list of featured artists:-

GARETH FISHER WILLIAM LITTLEJOHN

ELIZABETH BLACKADDER IAN MACENZIE SMITH

JOAN EARDLEY VICTORIA CROWE

ANN REDPATH ANN ORAM

ROBIN PHILLIPSON JAMES MORRISON

EDUARDO PAOLOZZI MATTHEW DRAPER

JAMES MACINTOSH PATRICK ANNE ROSS

ALBERTO MORROCCO CLAIRE HARRIGAN

LEON MORROCCO FRANCIS BOAG

JACK MORROCCO KATE DOWNIE

JOHN BELLANY JOHN BROWN

JOHN HOUSTON HAMISH MACDONALD

BARBARA RAE GEORGE DEVLIN

WILL MACLEAN DUNCAN SHANKS

DAVID MACH DAVID GREENALL

STEVEN CAMPBELL JOHN KINGSLEY

KEN CURRIE ALISON WATT

PETER HOUSEN AVRIL PATON

JOHN BYRNE ALEXANDER FRASER

FRANCES WALKER SUE JANE TAYLOR

HELEN DENERLEY GLEN SCOULLER

JIM WYLLIE ANN WEGMULLER

JAMES MCNAUGHT LYNDSEY LAVENDER



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