Duncan Shanks has lived in Crossford in the Clyde Valley for over 50 years. The river which flows past the bottom of his house and garden is a constant presence in his life. The water lapping the tangled bank is an ever-present soundtrack. It is the act of looking which is the driving force behind his art; by observing the garden and river every day, moments can be witnessed that he will have never seen before.
To complement his Festival exhibition we are releasing two new films produced by the Edinburgh Film Company. This is a rare opportunity to see this outstanding artist’s working environment, where he offers personal insights into his artistic practice with an audience for the first time.