Events - Festival 2020

Paolozzi at Large in Edinburgh

Thursday 7 March, 10:00 - Sunday 10 March, 22:00
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Level 2 Foyer

A digital installation of selected poems and images from a new book about the artist’s Edinburgh legacy

Eduardo Paolozzi was arguably one of the greatest European artists of the twentieth century and the originator of the pop art movement. He was also the son of an immigrant Italian family who ran an ice cream shop in Leith. Some of the most arresting work of this prolific sculptor and printmaker is still to be found in his native city of Edinburgh.

Paolozzi at Large in Edinburgh (Luath, 2018, ed. Christine De Luca and Carlo Pirozzi) pays homage to this inheritance, and offers wide-ranging responses to Paolozzi’s approach to art as a ceaseless creative process, a ‘constant re-invention’ of a ‘world at large’. These tributes include new poems in English by Christine De Luca with Italian translations by Francesca Romana Paci, a selection of which are showcased as part of this digital installation.

In association with Luath Press

Participants: Christine De Luca
Christine De Luca: Dawn Marie Jones


Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close off South Street

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...