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Scotlandsfest 2019: The Godfather of Pop Art - Paolozzi's Edinburgh

  • Quaker Meeting House 7 Victoria Terrace Edinburgh United Kingdom (map)

Part of ScotlandsFest 2019, a week-long festival of stimulating conversation, readings and debate in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For more information and the full programme, please visit

Godfather of the Pop Art movement Eduardo Paolozzi was born and raised in Leith. The range and impact of his work to be found in Edinburgh – from monumental sculpture to delicate stained glass – is discussed by Christine De Luca, poet and co-editor of Paolozzi at Large in Edinburgh, and art historian Bill Hare, author of Scottish Artists in the Age of Change.

CHRISTINE DE LUCA writes in English and Shetlandic, her mother tongue. She was appointed Edinburgh's Makar for 2014-2017. Besides several children's stories and one novel, she has had seven poetry collections and four bilingual volumes published (French, Italian, Icelandic and Norwegian). Her poems has been selected four times for the Best Scottish Poems of the Year (2006, 2010, 2013 and 2015).

BILL HARE is an Honorary Teaching Fellow in Scottish art history at the University of Edinburgh, and a part time lecturer in modern art history with ECA. He has organised many exhibitions both at home and abroad, working with major artists such as Eduardo Paolozzi. His most recent book Facing the Nation: The Portraiture of Alexander Moffat charts the career of Scottish portrait artist, Sandy Moffat.

Tickets are £5/£3 conc and are available from the Scotlandsfest event page here.