STEEL UPON THE SWARD

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Places:

  • Argyllshire
  • Kinrosshire
  • Perth and Perthshire

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Educational

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: STEEL UPON THE SWARD

Reference number: 4350

Date: 1976

Director: d. Murray Grigor

Sponsor: Scottish Arts Council

Production company: Viz Ltd

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 22.25 mins

Description: A look at the work of three sculptors, Gerald Laing, Gavin Scobie and Andrew Mylius, on the occasion of an exhibition of their work at Cleish Castle.

Michael Spens, the architect who designed Cleish Castle, invited these three Scottish sculptors to hold a summer exhibition in the grounds.

Also known as CLEISH - STEEL UPON THE SWARD.

Credits: with Gerald Laing, Andrew Mylius, Gavin Scobie
ph. David Peat
sd. Ian Leslie, Louis Kramer
videotape Tamara Krikorian
graphics Donald Holwill
m. The Cowans
ed. Patrick Higson
p. ass. Penelope Thomson
w. and d. Murray Grigor
with financial assistance from the Scottish Arts Council

Shotlist: credits (0.34) gvs three men emerge from misty woodlands (0.42) ints and exts Cleish Castle, including castle ceiling by Paolozzi (2.18) Gerald Laing gvs 60ft sculpture 'Division' at his restored home, Kinkell Castle (3.08) Gerald and wife sitting 'inside' sculpture, views of sculptures, clay models and bronzes (4.39) shot of spiral staircase inside castle, ints workshop and children playing on stairs (5.23) c/u portrait bust of eldest son, Farquhar (5.32) shots of children playing (5.37) shot of his wife, Golina and sculptures inspired by her; gvs paintings and tapestries adorning walls of castle (8.15) Gavin Scobie shot of him welding in workshop at home in Tarvie, a small croft in Scottish Highlands [Perthshire?] (8.33) gvs landscape and croft, children flying kites (9.22) ints house, Gavin having tea with family and sitting, sketching ideas (10.38) gvs sculptures and shot of him loading aluminium rods into car (11.55) ints cutting and welding aluminium in workshop (12.52) outdoor views of sculpture in a field of long light yellow grass, from various angles (13.24) ints workshop, welding Cor-Ten steel sculptures (14.29) exts. of sculptures, covered in patina of rust; set into a lawn (15.13) Andrew Mylius on motorbike, c/u his silk screen prints of racing cars (15.55) Andrew walks alongside aeroplanes for inspiration, shots of his aluminium silk screens (16.14) and his sculptures outdoors (17.48) c/u shot motorbike (18.10) sculpture on an island on Loch Awe, and transportation by Royal Navy helicopter as seen on a black and white television (19.12) three sculptors talk about their experience of the Highland Industrial Development Board, and Scottish art scene sitting at table outdoors (20.46) shot of three sculptors running through woods, making a battle cry and holding weapons; gvs sculptures in show; shot of winter sun through Laing pyramid sculpture (21.50) ecs (22.25)