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Tae The Bard

Words can inspire a thousand pictures


Robert Burns was a unique, gifted individual who continues to inspire people to create, write and perform more than 200 years after his death. So what makes the cultural impact of Scotland's national bard so enduring?

Our guests have drawn direct inspiration from his work to create modern, contemporary art. Craig Black is a Scottish born graphic designer, lettering artist and typographer whose work has been exhibited across the globe from London to Dubai. Susan McGill is a Scottish ceramic artist whose beautiful black and white designs incorporate well-known lyrics and favourite words from poems by Robert Burns among others.