Artist Videos

Art collection overview

Artists whose work is featured at the Scottish Parliament discuss their work, giving a flavour of the variety of works on display.

Peter Cattrell

Peter Cattrell talks about the influences behind his Highlands and Lowlands series of photographs.

Thomas Joshua Cooper

Thomas Joshua Cooper discusses two works from an ongoing photographic project The Swelling of the Sea – Furthest West and North-most

Niall Hendrie

Niall Hendrie discusses Light under Clouds, a collection of photographs of Holyrood under construction, which gathers together the design, the process, the materials and the workers into a shared place of craft and creativity.

Maureen Hodge

Tapestry weaver Maureen Hodge discusses Fields of Endeavour: Territory II, which represents Scottish endeavour, enterprise and effort.

Kenny Hunter

Sculptor Kenny Hunter discusses Three Works from the Opus Series (IV, V, VIII), which first appeared on public display in an exhibition entitled Hyperboreans at the Compass Gallery, Glasgow in 1992.

Alison Kinnaird

Alison Kinnaird discusses Psalmsong, an artwork that combines glass art with music.

Mark Neville

Mark Neville talks about works from Fancy Pictures and the Port Glasgow Book Project, from artist residencies on the Isle of Bute and Port Glasgow.

Glen Onwin

Glen Onwin discusses Mossers, Rebels and Wolves, Heather forest (coral) tree, which he says represents the tree and its symbolic, alchemical meaning.

Romilly Squire discusses a pre-Union coat of arms

Romilly Squire, from the Heraldry Society of Scotland, on the heraldry of a pre-Union coat of arms.

Romilly Squire discusses a contemporary coat of arms

Romilly Squire, from the Heraldry Society of Scotland, explains the heraldry used in a contemporary coat of arms.

Graham Stewart

Silversmith Graham Stewart discusses creating the Honours of Scotland sculpture - the regalia of crown, sceptre and sword - which were commissioned for the opening of the Scottish Parliament.

Claire Wheeldon

Claire Wheeldon talks about her photography commission, Inclusion, which explores the idea of identity - both individual and within a group setting.

Scottish Parliament Art Collection