Talbot Rice Gallery

A Wide New Kingdom

15 March – 5 May 2014


A Wide New Kingdom | The Celtic Revival in Scotland

Chris Park (c) Talbot Rice Gallery

Towards the end of the nineteenth century visionary artists, musicians and writers in the Celtic nations were inspired by their native art, myth, folklore and song to create a new and exhilarating international movement, variously known as the Celtic Twilight, the Celtic Renaissance, and the Celtic Revival. Scotland enjoyed its own cultural flowering, with artists, composers, poets, Gaelic scholars and folklore collectors throughout the country rediscovering and recreating Scotland’s Celtic heritage for a new age.

Bringing together for the first time a fascinating selection of material connected with the Scottish Celtic Revival, A Wide New Kingdom offers an opportunity to explore this neglected but intriguing chapter in Scotland’s cultural history through paintings, illustrations, photographs, books, manuscripts and historic film footage.