Thursday 26 February 2009

Inverleith House Gallery Talk: Richard Demarco and Sandy Moffat in discussion

Inverleith House Gallery Talk
Richard Demarco and Sandy Moffat discuss the work of Mary MacIver

Sunday 1st March, 2pm, Inverleith House, Lower Ground Floor Gallery

Richard Demarco and Sandy Moffat will be discussing the work of Mary MacIver. Richard Demarco C.B.E. is an artist, gallerist and promoter of the visual and performing arts. Alexander (Sandy) Moffat O.B.E. is an artist and former head of painting at Glasgow School of Art. The visionary paintings of Mary MacIver, influenced by events in her life and a keen knowledge of poetry, myth and legend have long been admired by fellow artists. The current exhibition at Inverleith House of thirteen works on paper made by MacIver in her studio in Edinburgh last year takes its title from the book “Pilgrim Souls”, which Mary wrote about life with her late husband, the poet Hector MacIver. Mary began painting in 1981 after retirement and, as she approaches her 90th year, continues to paint “the spiritual side of life and the symbolic” with an extraordinary vitality.

Free; booking advised but not essential. Please contact Amy Dennis / 0131 2482971.


Image credit:

Mary MacIver

Mad March Hares, 2008

Acrylic on paper

Image courtesy of the artist



Hayley Tompkins – Autobuilding

Mary MacIver – Pilgrim Souls

Until 19 April 2009

Inverleith House

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Inverleith Place/Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR

Telephone 0131 248 2971/2943



Inverleith House is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5.30pm (3.30pm in February).





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