Lecture or talk Adults

Alison Watt with Andrew O’Hagan: The Joy of Influence

Edinburgh International Book Festival The New York Times Theatre (in Sculpture Court)
  • Tue 24 Aug 202111:30am - 12:30pm


In this event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, renowned artist Alison Watt and Booker-nominated novelist Andrew O’Hagan discuss the artistic influences that have shaped their work. They will speak about Watt’s new exhibition, A Portrait Without Likeness, which opens at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in July. The exhibition displays new works by Watt, made in response to some of the most celebrated works of eighteenth-century Scottish portraitist Allan Ramsay. The book which accompanies the show features the new series of paintings, a fascinating conversation between Watt and Julie Lawson, the curator of the exhibition, as well as a new short story by O’Hagan, specially written for the book. This event will continue the conversation, started in the book, about the power and importance of influence in artistic practice.

The event will take place live at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in The New York Times Theatre and will also be available to view live online. Tickets can be purchased via the Edinburgh International Book Festival website.

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