Burnsiana at bard’s birthplace museum

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If you visit the award winning Robert Burns Birthplace Museum this summer you will have the opportunity to see “Burnsiana”, a solo exhibition of work by Calum Colvin, one of Scotland’s leading contemporary artists.

Burnsiana is a word which does not appear in any dictionaries. However, it’s generally understood to loosely refer to any collection of literary odds and ends relating to Robert Burns.

For this exhibition this interpretation has been extended to also encompass a visual representation of these ‘odds and ends’. Colvin’s, interest in Burns is longstanding and, in this exhibition, on display will be a collection of Burns related work created over the last decade.

As with all the exhibitions in this programme, the work is for sale, with a proportion of sales going towards caring for the nation’s premier Burns collection.

The exhibition takes place at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Murdoch’s Lone, Alloway from 7 June – 15 September 2013, every Day 10am – 5pm (Admission free)

Born in Glasgow in 1961, Calum Colvin was a winner of one of the first SAC Creative Scotland Awards and is a holder of a Royal Photographic Society Gold Medal.

He was awarded an OBE in 2001 and is Professor of Fine Art Photography at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.