Will Maclean and Highland Art

“Highland Art is one of the defining currents of Scottish art. This is true whether one looks back to prehistoric rock art – which has inspired so many contemporary artists – or to major works of the Scottish Gaidhealtachd such as the Book of Kells and the great crosses of Iona and Islay, or to the work of William McTaggart, the Gaelic speaker who pioneered modern art in Scotland. How are memory and history represented visually? How do artists respond to geography? How does visual culture develop through periods of demographic change?”