Bill Hare Book Launch: Scottish Artists in an Age of Radical Change

17 September 2022
Royal Scottish Academy The Academicians' Gallery 2-3pm

‘As a highly readable, yet scholarly introduction to contemporary Scottish art, Hare’s new book will be hard to beat.’ – Alexander Moffat RSA


Please join us to celebrate the launch of the new paperback edition of Bill Hare's Scottish Artists in an Age of Radical Change: 1945 to the 21st Century.


Books will be available for purchase and to be signed by the author.


The visual arts throughout the post-war era have made an invaluable contribution to the cultural development of modern and contemporary Scotland.


Joan Eardley, Alan Davie, Eduardo Paolozzi, Ian Hamilton Findlay, Boyle Family, Craigie Aitchison, Barbara Rae, John Bellany, Alexander Moffat, John McLean, Bill Scot, Joyce Cairns, Steven Campbell, Ken Currie, Lys Hansen, Alison Watt, Douglas Gordon and Kevin Harman – these are some of the artists whose work reflects the radical and complex transformations of the post-war period. These Scottish artists not only observed and absorbed the socio-economic and technological changes taking places during this era, but also devised a wide range of innovative ways to represent and creatively re-present those changes and their powerful impact on our times.


Through a compilation of in-depth interviews with the artists themselves and accompanying critical essays, Bill Hare here examines the richly diverse work of these important figures in modern and contemporary visual culture, revealing the intellectual power and artistic imagination of those who have created one of the greatest eras in the history of Scottish art.


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Banner image: Joan Eardey RSA, Summer Sea, RSA Collections.