Constructed Photographic Artworks
Calum Colvin OBE RSA FRSE is a Scottish artist whose work combines photography, painting, and installation, and often deals with issues of Scottish identity and culture and with the history of art.
Featured Artwork: Death and Dr Hornbook
The latest in a line of Burns related imagery, recently completed (Sept 2021) in the midst of the pandemic. The work takes it’s impetus from from Burns’ 1786 satirical poem of the same name, in which the poet meets Death, who complains about being forced out of business by Jock Hornbook, whose medicines are either saving lives which would normally belong to him or are killing off far more people than he ever can. The work dwells upon the creative life, the potential for decay and renewal, and hints at the brevity and beauty of the journey.
- 17 November 1988
CALUM COLVIN OR, GAZES IN THE OLYMPIAN JUNK SHOP 'Of bodies changed to various forms, I sing' [Ovid,…Read More
- 20 May 1986
There is a substantial growth in the number of independent photographers who are using colour as…Read More
- 14 July 1983
My early days as a student in Dundee and my introduction to photography. I was taught…Read More