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.

Almost Poetry »

Bringing St Andrews to you, as never seen before

Fri 1 January | 00:00 - 23:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Resolve to Make it New »

A participatory project to make do and mend

Thu 21 January | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Children’s Poetry Trail »

Please note the poetry trail is no longer on view at the Botanic Gardens but the online version is still available to view at Childrens Poetry Trail »

 

A poetry trail from one of America’s best loved children’s writers. (No charge for the Poetry Trail outdoors or to view online, but the Botanic Gardens do have entrance charges for adults except on Friday 5 March: £6/£5/free)

Fri 5 March | 10:00 - 16:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Makar/Unmakar »

A showcase of the Tapsalteerie anthology celebrating innovative contemporary poetry

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Instagram Poetry for Every Day »

A sample of visual poetry curated by Chris McCabe

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Postcards to Poetry »

When you cannot come to StAnza, poetry can still come to you

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Windows »

Help us make a window for poetry

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Nonsense! »

Commissioned poems responding to classic nonsense verse

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Where are the birds taking me? »

Nine prints of birds by Lisa Hooper, with poems by Ken Cockburn

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Bookart »

A poetic project to make at home, from Rachel Hazell

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Big Riches in Little Rooms »

ʃəˈlɒt (sha-lot): a poetry game created by Calum Rodger

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Choose Your Own Adventure! »

A guided poetic tour of St Andrews

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

250 Days of Covid »

Clive Birnie narrates his experience of Long Covid using a collage of fragments

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Concrete Scotland »

Greg Thomas reflects on Scottish poetry and the concrete poetry movement 

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

I’MMACULATE »

I’MMACULATE: Textual play with words by Kate Tough and images by Mariana Parisca

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

WindowSwap »

Newly commissioned poems inspired by the WindowSwap project

 

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

No Rhyme nor Reason »

New poems commissioned by StAnza respond to the weird and wonderful

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Make it New »

New poems commissioned by StAnza respond to unlikely machines

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

StAnza Before The Storm (Online) »

From the sketchbook of Katrine Lyck, StAnza’s 2020/21 artist in residence

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

The StAnza/Dundee Renga »

A crowd-sourced poem created with the Dundee Renga group 

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Exhibit »

Browse the University Library’s Special Collections on the theme of Make It New

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Stop Making Sense! »

Enjoy a little bit of silliness and Stop Making Sense

Sat 6 March | 07:00 - 12:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Oor Big Braw Cosmos »

Cosmic science, poetry and imagery with Rab Wilson

Sun 7 March | 16:00 - 17:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Modern Poetry in Translation »

CzechLit and more from the archives of Modern Poetry in Translation (POSTPONED)

Mon 8 March | 09:15 - 17:15 | Free/Ticketed | J & G Innes Ltd, Booksellers, South Street, Upstairs Gallery

Meet the Artists »

Chris McCabe, Astra Papachristodoulou and Jinhao Xie on Instagram poetry

Tue 9 March | 12:30 - 13:00 | free/ticketed | StAnza Zoom

StAnza Before The Storm (postponed/cancelled) »

From the sketchbook of Katrine Lyck, StAnza’s 2020/21 artist in residence

Wed 10 March | 12:00 - 16:00 | Free/Ticketed | Preservation Trust Museum, North Street, Upstairs gallery

poem-labels (postponed) »

Find mini poems by Alec Finlay in a trail around the museum garden (postponed)

Thu 1 July | 12:00 - 16:00 | Free/Ticketed | Preservation Trust Museum, North Street, Garden

Poetry Pharmacy (postponed) »

Poetic Remedies at the Old Chemist Shop (postponed)

Thu 1 July | 12:00 - 16:00 | Free/Ticketed | Preservation Trust Museum, North Street, The Old Chemist’s Shop