Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Battle of Largs Exhibition

The photo really doesn't do this justice...

One of the pieces from Neil and Andy's Battle of Largs project, which interprets Greenock writer John Galt's gothic poem in large scale comic art. The frames and exhibition text have been created in wood and slate by local social enterprise Newark Products.

You can see it in the Dutch Gable House over Doors Open Weekend on September 13th / 14th.

It's hopefully the first in a series of comic art / gothic poem mashups, with the Ossian poems very firmly in our sights for next time.

Here's the accompanying text for the piece above...

With shrieks that shook the midnight air,
Tossing their fell fangs, lean and bare,
The Three Eternal Sisters spoke;
And fiercely through the witched smoke,
Their drugged caldron muttering glar’d,
And with its red lugubrious light
Enhanced the horror of the night,
While populous grew the gloom, and length’ning
Groans were heard.

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