1. Dear Scotland - Iain Heggie

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    www.nationaltheatrescotland.com twitter.com/NTSonline Writer Iain Heggie drops a hint about which portrait inspired him to write his Dear Scotland monologue. Can you guess who it is? Written…

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    • Dear Scotland - Trailer

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      www.nationaltheatrescotland.com twitter.com/NTSonline Written by 20 of Scotland's leading writers. Directed by Joe Douglas and Catrin Evans. The Portrait Gallery will take centre-stage this…

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      • Dirty Literature: Tom McCarthy, 'C'

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        'C' is flooded with signals. The novel follows the short, intense life of Serge Carrefax, a man who - as his name suggests - surges into the electric modernity of the early twentieth century, transfixed…

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        • Dirty Literature: Francesco Pedraglio, 'A Few Stories In The Shape Of Abstract Objects'

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          Pedraglio's performance is based on suppositions and rumours, a narration that uses invisibility and abstraction as red threads to make sense of a number of seemingly chaotic clues. Turning to the…

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          • Dirty Literature: Sue Tompkins, 'Hallo Welcome To Keith Street'

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            Sue Tompkins' performances unfold as a stream of consciousness, moving from personal reflections to quotations from multiple, and at times conflicting areas of life. An excessive compilation process…

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            • Dirty Literature: Karl Holmqvist, 'Change Your Face'

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              If one takes the act of portraiture as heresy, then surely any visit to the National Portrait Gallery must be thought to bring one to the heart of the scene of the crime. Swedish artist Karl Holmqvist's…

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              • Dirty Literature: Samuel Dowd, 'Aphrodite's Left Turn'

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                Taking as a point of departure an unfinished screenplay by Austrian polymath Frederick Kiesler, Aphrodite's Left Turn was realised in collaboration with four other writers, all of whom have been writing…

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                • Dirty Literature: Tim Etchells, 'Eyes, Mud and Unclarity'

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                  Tim Etchell's specifically commissioned text-work Eyes, Mud and Unclarity draws on texts from the National Portrait Gallery archive including portrait acquisition notes, historical guidance for invigilators…

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                  • Dirty Literature: Tony White, 'A Porky Prime Cut'

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                    Tony White is a writer best known for his novel Foxy-T (Faber, 2003) which maps the migrant economies and street slang of contemporary Whitechapel. Responding to the 'Poll Tax riots' and recent protests…

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                    • Radical Restraint | National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

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