23 Sep 2012

Hugh MacDiarmid Exhibition

An exhibition of portraits By Alexander Moffat entitled 'Hugh MacDIarmid and the Company He Kept" was shown in the Town Hall Gallery, Langholm from August 18 to September 14. The exhibition celebrates the 120th anniversary of MacDiarmid's birth and will travel to the Corn Exchange Gallery in Biggar where MacDiarmid spent the final thirty years of his life, next month.





Norman MacCaig pastel on paper 1980


The exhibition comprises portraits of a range of MacDiarmid's friends and fellow poets -
from Norman MacCaig, Robert Garioch, Sorley MacLean and George MacKay Brown to the
composer Ronald Stevenson, the actor Tom Fleming, the philosopher George Elder Davie,
Alan Bold, poet and MacDiarmid's biographer, and the journalist Neal Ascherson.

 Alan Bold charcoal on paper 1969

Also included are letters from MacDiarmid to Moffat and photographs of Moffat and his students at Glasgow School of Art painting a mural for an auction in the Third Eye Centre in 1981 to raise funds for the MacDIarmid memorial sculpture.
 

Edwin Morgan pencil on paper 1979

George Elder Davie charcoal/pastel on paper 1999.jpg

 George MacKay Brown pencil on paper 1980.jpg

Hugh MacDIarmid (with pipe) 1978.jpg


Hugh MacDIarmid and Alexander Moffat ( at the opening of the John Heartfield exhibition organised by the New 57 Gallery Edinburgh Festival 1970 ).

 Hugh MacDIarmid watercolour on paper 1988


MacDiarmid mural Painting studios Glasgow School of Art


MacDiarmid mural Painting studios Glasgow School of Art
 

Ronald Stevenson charcoal on paper 1969

Sorley MacLean watercolour on paper 1979

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