Visual Art

Photo: Helena Fornells Nadal

A regular feature of StAnza from the start, the festival’s exhibitions have varied considerably over the years but always reference poetry in some way. Ranging from poet/artist collaborations through artist’s books, kinetic poetry, installations, photography and concrete poetry to floating exhibitions on the festival’s Poetry Boat (2004 & 2007), the visual art programme has included artists of the calibre of Will Maclean and Elizabeth Ogilvie and acclaimed poets such as Alec Finlay and Gael Turnbull.

ms’spel »

Altered screen prints from a series created by Catherine Sargeant in collaboration with artists, poets, writers and musicians

Mon 5 February | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 4 Gallery

Paper Journeys »

An exhibition taking you on travels through paper from Rachel Hazell, StAnza Artist in Residence 2017/18

Mon 5 February | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1

I am resolved to be happy »

An exhibition of text-based art by Laurent Dessupoiu 
(not Tuesdays)

Sat 3 March | 10:00 - 17:00 | FREE | The Junor Gallery, 43 South Street

Maps of the Imagination »

Excerpt of exhibition by Yanko Tihov (not Tuesdays)

Sat 3 March | 10:00 - 17:00 | FREE | The Junor Gallery, 43 South Street

Grove »

Semi-permanent text interventions by Thomas A. Clark

Wed 7 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Windows & panels

Lines on a Map »

A digital installation of commissioned poems responding to old maps

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

Borderlines »

Poem panels around St Andrews and beyond

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 17:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, and around town

Mind the Time »

An exhibition of poetry relating to football and memory

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

Necessarily Looking Backward »

New poems commissioned by StAnza for the Muriel Spark centenary

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

The Blaze of Day »

New poems to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

Scottish Young Foyle Winners »

Celebrating Scotland’s leading younger poets

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

My Time »

Poems from the My Time community project

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

In a Class of their Own »

Young voices on display

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens

Dutch Tilt »

Poetry from the Netherlands and Flanders on show at StAnza in this cabinet exhibition

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

Graphic poetry »

Word and image are intertwined in these unusual artworks by Lies Van Gaase

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 17:00 | FREE | Public Library, Church Square, Meeting Room

My Drawing Day »

Reflecting on a poet's day, with artist Alan Vest

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 17:00 | FREE | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Fife Contemporary Foyer

An Entertainment for W.S. Graham for Him Having Reached One Hundred »

Encounter the late, great Scottish poet through selected images from his archive

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

Paper Journeys Workshop »

Artist and book maker Rachel Hazell leads a bookart workshop

Thu 8 March | 10:30 - 12:30 | £7.00 | Public Library, Church Square, Meeting Room

each breath, a page | each page, a breath »

Artists' books and installations from Julie Johnstone's Essence Press

Thu 8 March | 11:00 - 17:00 | FREE | The Preservation Trust Museum, North Street, Upstairs gallery

The Poetry Pharmacy »

Site-specific poems from a new anthology

Thu 8 March | 11:00 - 17:00 | FREE | The Preservation Trust Museum, North Street, Garden

Meet the Artist: Lies Van Gasse »

Learn more about Lies Van Gasse’s “graphic poetry”

Thu 8 March | 13:30 - 14:15 | FREE | Public Library, Church Square, Meeting Room

Special Past & Present »

A rare encounter with treasures from the University of St Andrews Library’s Special Collections

Thu 8 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | FREE but ticketed | Napier Room, Martyrs Kirk, North Street

Meet the Artist: Rachel Hazell »

Meet the artist behind the Paper Journeys exhibition

Thu 8 March | 16:15 - 17:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Café Bar

Meet the Artist: Julie Johnstone »

Talk to the artist and publisher behind ‘each breath, a page | each page, a breath’

Fri 9 March | 12:30 - 13:15 | FREE | The Preservation Trust Museum, North Street

Meet the Artist: Catherine Sargeant »

Talk to artist Catherine Sargeant about her erasure art

Fri 9 March | 14:15 - 15:15 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 4 Gallery

Meet the Artist: Alan Vest »

Meet the artist behind My Drawing Day

Sat 10 March | 12:30 - 13:00 | FREE | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Fife Contemporary Foyer

Catastrophe/Forms : WW1 in 9 Pictures »

A poetry performance created and arranged by Johann Reißer, performed by the Byre Youth Theatre under the direction of Ashley Foster and Stephen Jones

Sun 11 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium