Episode 044

David Harding, Glenrothes, Public Art









Andrew Demetrius works as curator at the School of Art History at the University of St Andrews, where he conducts doctoral research on a project currently titled The Town art of Glenrothes and David Harding.

In this episode Sophie and Andrew talk about the history of the town artist movement in Scotland, the political and economic context in which the new towns were built and the different approaches the planners and artists took to the role of artists and art in these urban developments.

They focus on the embedded approach of David Harding who lived and worked in Glenrothes for 10 years employed by the Development Corporation as an artist. They reflect on the influences Harding’s approach has had on art and regeneration processes today.