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17 DEC 2018 – 14 MAR 2019

Admission Free | Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm or late on performance nights

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The first solo exhibition by Perthshire performance poet Jim Mackintosh – the show which pairs his words with works from our Horsecross Arts museum collection of contemporary art. Flip a stone of a poem by Mackintosh writ large on the gallery walls and see moving image, photography, sound or sculpture works from our museum collection which inspired the poems. When a ‘landlocked work’ ignites the imagination of a poet, we are in receipt of a gift – a poetic acclaim like no other. See works such as To the Ends of the Fingertips by Roswitha Chester suddenly become alive and free, almost able to fly off the screen and unfold on the gallery wall as in Mackintosh’s Paper Bones.

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Take a self-guided tour of the exhibition. Download our free guide here.

Horsecross Arts museum collection works featured are by the Augenblick Collective, Henna Asikainen, Roswitha Chester, Madelon Hooykaas, Simon Fildes, Silvana Macedo, Ewelina Labuda, Katrina McPherson, Marlene Millar, Theresa Pickles, Selma Selman, Reza Tavokal.

Featured also are works by guest artists Dave Hunt, Susie Johnston, Pippa Murphy and Karine Polwart

Videostill from Truths by Jim Mackintosh and Ewelina Labuda – new Horsecross Arts commission and acquisition for 22 screens


FLIPSTONES The latest book of new and selected poems by Jim Mackintosh. Released in 2018 by Tippermuir Books – Perth’s own independent publishers, it features most of the poems in the exhibition. Price £9.99

VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS VENICE The limited edition artist’s print on brushed aluminium by Madelon Hooykaas which inspired Jim Mackintosh’s poem Wall as seen in this exhibition for the first time alongside Madelon Hooykaas’ work. Only the last 2 remaining from our exclusive edition of 10. Price £100

A POCKET OF WIND RESISTANCE The CD album by Karine Polwart and Pippa Murphy which features the track Labouring and Resting as ‘seen’ and heard in this exhibition alongside Jim Mackintosh’s poem Bleed. Price £12

CURATOR’S TOUR Join our popular guided tours on selected Wednesdays. Choose from Coffee, Croissant and Art at 11.30am-1pm or Wine, Olives and Art at 5-6.30pm. Meet at the Glassrooms Café, Perth Concert Hall. No prior experience of contemporary art required. Price £5 per person including refreshments.

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The exhibition Flipstones is curated by Iliyana Nedkova and produced by the artist, curator and Horsecross Arts in partnership with Tippermuir Books. Additional exhibition support was provided by Graham Ross/Write on Signs, Jon Plunkett/Corbenic Poetry Path, Karine Polwart/Mark Whyles Management and Silver Alchemy Collective/Jo Cound, Jamie Grant and Dave Hunt, Binn Group and Bob Curtis/John Price.

Other Info
Mon 17 Dec: 12:00am
Thu 14 Mar: 12:00am