Will Maclean: Narratives

20 April - 12 May 2018 Edinburgh

Will Maclean’s art serves as a tangible record and reference to culture, tradition, history and identity. A proponent of box construction art and the examination of found objects, the narratives in his works document the cultural and practical traditions of Scottish Highland and coastal communities.

Alongside his academic career at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Maclean exhibits internationally and has work in public collections worldwide.

The exhibition included his recent work completed for the occasion of the exhibition and some from the recent past. The constructions and sculpture are responses to narratives that the historian and critic Alan Woods described as ‘Compressions and juxtapositions of memory, poetry, metaphor, the tides' leavings’.
– Will Maclean, Tayport, 12.1.2018