Fri, 18 Aug|
St Mary's Cathedral
Strafed by Splendour: Under Paolozzi’s Window
A celebration of one of Paolozzi’s great artistic achievements through poetry, music and history.
Time & Location
18 Aug, 14:30 – 15:30
St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
To mark the millennium in 2000, St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral commissioned new stained glass windows from Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005), one of Scotland’s most acclaimed visual artists. These windows in the South Transept provide the context for Christine De Luca (Edinburgh Makar 2014-17), Katherine Wake (flute) and Kirstie Meehan (National Gallery of Scotland Librarian and Paolozzi Archivist) to combine poetry, music and historical expertise in a celebration of one of Paolozzi’s great artistic achievements.
In partnership with Edinburgh Sacred Arts Festival.
Tickets: £10/£5, from EdFringe.
Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi (1924 – 2005) was a Scottish artist, known for his sculpture and graphic works. He is widely considered to be one of the pioneers of pop art. The St Mary's Millenium Windows are his only work in stained glass.
Christine De Luca is a Scottish poet and novelist who writes in English and in Shetland Dialect, which is a blend of Old Scots with much Norse influence. From 2014 - 2017, she was Edinburgh Makar - poet laureate for the City of Edinburgh.