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Angus Reid - Call for a Constitution

17 – 28 September 2012, Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5pm


This project, built around the poem Call for a Constitution, stems from a personal quest to initiate a discussion around a constitution for Scotland. The project aims to move towards a contract between a people and a government built from the core question “what kind of country do you wish to live in?”

The artist describes the poem as a “marker that I hope can help to define a consensus”. For this reason the poem is as simple as possible and the words are there to be counted out on one hand.

The installation works with the architecture of the gallery space to deconstruct and highlight parts of the poem.

Bradshaw Art Space is one of several venues around Scotland, from Shetland to Edinburgh, in which the poem will be shown simultaneously, including the Scottish Parliament, where the poem will also be installed. In each venue the public is invited to interact with the installation, and this interaction will be represented in the parliament.

Angus Reid will give an illustrated talk to present the project at some of the venues.  This will culminate in a presentation to MSPs at the Scottish Parliament on the 25th September at 6pm: those interested in contributing to that discussion should make contact through his website: where more information about the project can be found.


Bradshaw Art Space is in the Crawford Building at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design