I have written poetry for many years. Some work in this genre has been published from time to time, in various places. Read More »



A selection of critical writing dating back to around 1987. This consists mainly of work published in newspapers such as The Herald, Artwork, The Scotsman, The Sunday Herald, The Independent, The Sunday Times, The Times Literary Supplement, The Financial Times and The Times. Read More »

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Books and Publications

I've written, edited, published and contributed to a number of books. These include Explorations in Wood: The Furniture and Sculpure of Tim Stead (Canongate 1993) and Passionate Paint: The Art of Lys Hansen (Mainstream 1998), With the Grain: An Appreciation of Tim Stead (Birlinn, 2005), Edith Simon: Moderation Be Damned (Antonia Reeve, 2005), Kate Downie: The Coast Road Diaries (Scottish Gallery, 2009), Oilwork: North Sea Diaries (Birlinn, 2005) Read More »

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Academic papers, dissertations, essays and interviews covering the work of George Mackay Brown, Tom Paulin, Joseph Beuys and Richard Demarco. Read More »

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Essays and Journals

Essays, published mainly in catalogues and other small publications discussing the work of, mainly contemporary artists such as Marlene Ivey, Kate Downie, and Edith Simon. Read More »


Giles Sutherland Blog

A link to my blog, which contains commentrary on the arts, current art exhibitions photographs and other items of interest. gilessutherland.blogspot.com »