Lachlan Goudie | The Media Response10 Nov 2020
Lachlan Goudie’s exhibition Once Upon a Time has been generating a lot of publicity and social media buzz. We have highlighted some of the articles and podcasts for you to enjoy. Please click on the images below to read those articles that are available to read in full online.
Once Upon a Time continues until 25 November 2020.
Last year Goudie visited the Lofoten Islands inside the Arctic Circle and there is more than a little bit of "once upon a time” about their landscape too. It’s the landscape of Frozen and of the Snow Queen, one of his daughter’s favourite stories. In The Frozen North and North Mountains, he paints a world of jagged mountains, ice and snow and the fox sneaks into the latter picture too. It is not simply a world of black and white however. In Arctic Palace and the Lost World the setting sun paints it all scarlet.Duncan Macmillan
Lachlan Goudie discusses how his young daughter's love of fairy tales inspired his latest exhibition Once Upon A Time, on BBC Scotland's Afternoon Show with Grant Stott. The Interview starts at 1 hour 12 minutes. Listen here.
Goudie’s diverse oeuvre ranges from whimsical, fey studies of Dorset countryside to robust semi-imagined landscapes of the Highlands and the Lofoten Islands. The flaming reds and brooding darker tones recall some of Munch’s Norwegian landscapes while his still-lives place him in the French, Italian and Scottish tradition.Giles Sutherland, The Times
His style of presenting is expansive and enthusiastic; much like his powers of description on the page. His painting style is also full of brio, with an expressive use of colour and a confident line. He spent seven years documenting the construction of several ships at the Govan BAE Systems shipyard, including the last vessel to have a traditional launch on the slipways of the Clyde, HMS Duncan. He created over 70 drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures for this series; his skill as a draughtsman rising to the surface at every turn. Tender portraits of shipyard workers contrast with complex depictions of the interiors of ships under construction.Jan Patience, The Herald
The collection of works offer a glimpse into Goudie’s own experience and inadvertently commemorate this strange moment in time. Here, Lachlan Goudie reveals what he is saying to us in his new work.Jim Murty, The National
As we "tumble through the looking glass" into a surreal world of lockdown and anxiety, Lachlan has escaped into the art of his imagination, inspired by the nightly ritual of reading stories to his young daughter and her determination to inhabit the idyllic land of make-believe.Katy Cowan, Creative Boom