An Leabhar Mór (The Great Book of Gaelic)
The Great Book of Gaelic: An International Celebration of Gaelic Culture
Date: 1 November 2002 – 9 March 2003
Space: Gallery 4
Exhibition of work celebrating contemporary Gaelic culture.
An Leabhar Mór (The Great Book of Gaelic) celebrates the Gaelic cultures of Ireland and Scotland, bringing together 100 visual artists, poets and calligraphers from both countries. The book was launched simultaneously at eight different sites in Scotland and Ireland, with the exhibits of the pieces spread between the Isle of Lewis, North Uist, the Isle of Skye, Falcarraigh in Donegal, Inis Oirr on the Aran islands, Rathlin Island and Glasgow among others.
The project includes one hundred specially commissioned art works based on Scottish and Irish poems dating from the 6th to the 21st centuries. The poems are all personal favourites selected by Irish and Scottish writers, including Séamus Heaney and Hamish Henderson. The artists collaborated with a team of calligraphers to create a range of contemporary art works in a wide variety of media.