Saturday, 6 August 2011


In Edinburgh for a reading at the Voodoo Rooms for the University of New Orleans overseas summer writing programme, I went to see the local art museums and took photos of these outdoor works by Eduardo Paolozzi, Nathan Coley, Ian Hamilton Finlay and Martin Creed. The Finlay memorial for Robert Louis Stevenson is in Princes Gardens. A Finlay work at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is badly installed next to a car park. I also saw a wonderful retrospective of Elizabeth Blackadder at the Royal Scottish Academy but no photos allowed.