Thomas A. Clark

The Hidden Place

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About this artwork

This print is based on a site specific wall painting that was made at Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, in 2010. It is an alternative map of Scotland, concerned with linguistics and language rather than roads and contour lines. Over the centuries Scotland’s place names have been influenced by many different languages including Gaelic, Pictish, Norse, English, French, Latin and Scots. Clark has replaced over 100 place names with phrases, giving an insight into their original meaning, which was often coloured by past cultures, industry, religion, geography and myth. Clark is a poet rather than a visual artist, yet this intriguing work can be viewed as a portrait about Scotland’s land and her people.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    The Hidden Place
  • date created:
    2010
  • materials:
    Screenprint on paper
  • measurements:
    109.00 x 76.00 cm (paper size)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 2011
  • accession number:
    PG 3670
  • gallery:
    View by Appointment
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Thomas A. Clark

Thomas A. Clark