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  • Alistair Braidwood

Once Upon A Time: The SWH! Podcast Talks To Lachlan Goudie…

Updated: May 7, 2021

Lachlan Goudie: Pic Credit – Paul Stewart

For the latest podcast Ali spoke to artist, writer and broadcaster Lachlan Goudie about his forthcoming exhibition Once Upon A Time, which is at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh, Oct – Nov 2020.

Lachlan explains the thoughts behind the show, and why his original plans had to be scrapped. Once Upon A Time is partly inspired by reading fairy tales to his daughter, and he discusses the importance of the imagination (especially in periods of isolation) and the enduring influence of the supernatural in Scottish art.

The two also discuss Lachlan’s superb and comprehensive book The Story of Scottish Art which will have its launch at the Gallery on 16th November.

It’s an engaging and enlightening conversation with a man who is at the very centre of Scottish Art.

“Lachlan Goudie’s forthcoming exhibition at The Scottish Gallery presents a new collection of works, inspired by places that are, or at least may have recently felt far far away. The works bring fairy tales to life, with landscapes and still lifes that are designed to make you daydream.”

Here’s some examples of Lachlan’s work:

Exhibition Dates for Once Upon A Time Wednesday 25th October – Wednesday 25th November 2020 Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm Saturday, 10am – 4pm

events Private View by Zoom! – Tuesday 27th October, 6pm Meet Lachlan Goudie – Wednesday 28th October, by appointment Meet Lachlan Goudie by Zoom! – Wednesday 28th October, 6pm Virtual Room – From Friday 30th October Once Upon A Time live broadcast – Wednesday 18th November, 6pm The Story of Scottish Art book launch – Thursday 19th November, 6pm The Story of Scottish Art & Once Upon A Time live broadcast with Lachlan Goudie – Saturday 14th November, 11am Lachlan Goudie in conversation with James Naughtie, live broadcast – Thursday 19th November, 6.30pm

Contact The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6HZ Twitter – @ScottishGallery Website –

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We will continue to bring you many and varied SWH! podcasts over the coming weeks and months. In the meantime you can always check out our back catalogue of over 160 interviews with some of the most interesting names in Scottish culture, including our Scottish Opera series and the Glasgow Film Festival 2020 podcasts.


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