CRITICISM & EDITING
Greg Thomas: critic, editor, freelance copywriter
SCOTTISH ART NEWS
On Marc Chagall's The Horse Rider (1949-53), his first work to be purchased for a public collection in Scotland.
Review of painter Sara Barker's exhibition Undo the Knot, at Cample Line Gallery.
On the extraordinary 35-year scrapbook project of Scottish modernist poet Edwin Morgan, and influences on it from Surrealism to Cold War politics.
Surveying the work of Glasgow School painters at their artists' colony at Cockburnspath during the 1880s.
Review of an artist's book evoking the brief but creatively rich period Ian Hamilton Finlay spent at Gledfield Farmhouse in the northern Highlands.
An overview of the life and work of the Irish-born Glasgow School painter John Lavery (1856-1941)
A survey of the Fleming-Wyfold Collection's new acquisition of Ian Hamilton Finlay prints
Review of photo-books and sketches by modern and contemporary artists evoking the landscapes of the Orkneys
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TRANSATLANTIC LITERARY WOMEN
An overview of the life and work of North-American poet Lorine Niedecker
“Nicky Melville, Abbodies (Sad Press, 2017).” Hix Eros 8 (2018). here
“Frances Presley and Peterjon Skelt, An Alphabet for Alina (Five Seasons Press, 2012).” Cambridge Literary Review 8-9 (2015). here
“Peter Manson, Poems of Frank Rupture (Sancho Panza, 2014).” Hix Eros 6 (2015). here
“Amy Todman, [Cover] (Brae, 2014).” Hix Eros 5 (2014). here
“J.L. Williams, Locust and Marlin (Shearsman, 2014).” Hix Eros 5 (2014). here
“MacGillivray, The Last Wolf of Scotland (Pighog, 2013).” Hix Eros 3 (2014). here
Review of Ming Smith: An Aperture Monograph, on the impressionistic, jazz-influenced photography of Ming Smith.
Interview with curator Robyn Farrell on Barbara Kruger retrospective Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You at Art Institute of Chicago.
Review of photography book Inner Sound by Iain Stewart, from Another Place Press.
Interview with Fotomuseum Winterthur Director Nadine Wietlisbach on their exhibition Street. Life. Photography.
Interview with curator Nanda van den Berg on exhibition Infinite Identities: Photography in the Age of Sharing, at Huis Marseille, Amsterdam.
On artist and Filmmaker Rhea Storr.
Interview with Fondation Cartier curator Leanne Sacramone about Sarah Sze exhibition Night into Day.
Overview of work by new photographers exploring ideas of the everyday sublime.
Interview with National Geographic photographers Helle and Uri Løvevild-Golman.
Long read on radical architecture, based on interview with critic and curator Beatrice Galilee.
An interview with photographer Soren Solkær about his project Black Sun, photographing starling murmurations.
Long read on the relationship between 1960s minimalism and contemporary memorial art and architecture.
Review of Alex Balgiu and Mónica de la Torre (eds) Women in Concrete Poetry 1959-1979
Review of the first anthology of women in the international concrete poetry movement.
Review of photography book evoking the landscape and character of America's Pacific Northwest, from Scottish independent photography press Another Place.
Obituary and biographical note on the text artist and visual poet John Furnival
CAMBRIDGE HUMANITIES REVIEW
Reminiscences about John Furnival, with contributions by Thomas A Clark, Bernard Moxham.
Long-form review article assessing the life and work of poet and artist Paula Claire.
Essay-length article on Ian Hamilton Finlay's theatrical battles with the Scottish cultural establishment
LITTLE SPARTA TRUST
A biographical essay of the modern artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay, commissioned by the Scottish Poetry Library