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Gallery hosts Gray show

The University is exhibiting artwork by one of Scotland’s most-acclaimed writers.

The exhibition of original graphics by Alasdair Gray provides a rare chance to see the vibrant sketches and motifs that have helped bring to life some of his best-known books.

The display features illustrations used in critically acclaimed novels such as Lanark (1981), Poor Things (1992) and Old Men In Love (2007).

The exhibition coincides with the launch of A Life in Pictures, an extensive visual biography of the Glasgow-born writer, and a display of Gray’s portraits at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.

It runs from October 23 to December 11 in the Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College.

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Alasdair Gray

Gray originally trained as a visual artist at Glasgow School of Art, from 1952 to 1957, and has worked with both pictures and text ever since.

After receiving widespread acclaim for his novel Lanark (1981), Gray became better known as a writer - with author Anthony Burgess calling him the best Scottish novelist since Walter Scott.

However, in recent years, Gray’s visual work has also begun to receive international recognition.

Talbot Rice Gallery

The public art gallery of the University, the Talbot Rice Gallery presents original and relevant exhibitions within a unique historical context.

The exhibitions exemplify creativity and ambition, seen through a distinctive programme of Scottish and International artists, with informed interpretation and lively educational events.

Event details

Gray Stuff - Designs for Books and Posters, 1952-2010

Friday 22 October 2010, 11.00pm

Saturday 11 December 2010, 12.00am

Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL.

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Image credit: Home page image courtesy of the artist.

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