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In 1973, with the artist Laurie Clark, the poet Thomas A. Clark started Moschatel Press. At first a vehicle for small publications by Ian Hamilton Finlay, Cid Corman, Jonathan Williams, Simon Cutts and others, it soon developed into a means of formal investigation within his own poetry, treating the book as imaginative space, the page as a framing device or as quiet around an image or a phrase, the turning of pages as revelation or delay.
From 1986, Laurie and Thomas A Clark have run Cairn Gallery, one of the earliest of ‘artist-run spaces’, specialising in Land Art, Minimalism and a lyrical or poetic Conceptualism. After many years in the Cotswolds, the Clarks moved in 2002 to re-open the gallery in Pittenweem at 28 Viewforth Place, Pittenweem, Fife KY10 2PZ
From 5th March, they will have in Cairn Gallery an installation and book by American poet Robert Lax. Viewing will be by appointment: email firstname.lastname@example.org