Dar to Dunoon Conversations Podcast

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Episode 4 – Modern African Art for Schools

Released: 3 June 2021

Modern African Art for Schools
Modern African Art for Schools


A three-part podcast series hosted by Kate Cowcher featuring writers, historians and museum professionals. The series accompanies the exhibition Dar to Dunoon: Modern African Art from the Argyll Collection (Dunoon Burgh Hall, 21 May – 13 June 2021)

May 27th – Remembering Naomi Mitchison

A conversation about the legendary author, her life, times and new research about her work

  • Jenni Calder, Author of The Burning Glass: The Life of Naomi Mitchison
  • James Purdon, Lecturer, School of English at University of St Andrews, UK
  • Gillian Brown, Daughter of Jim Tyre, co-founder of The Argyll Collection

Click here to listen to Episode 2

June 3rd – Art and Culture in East Africa in the 1960s

A conversation about the creative world of Kampala, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in the era of independence

  • Angelo Kakande, Artist and Lecturer, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Anna Adima, Leverhulme Doctoral Scholar, University of York, UK
  • Elsbeth Court, Centre of African Studies and former Lecturer in World Art, SOAS, University of London, UK

Click here to listen to Episode 3

June 10th – Modern African Art for Schools

A conversation about making the exhibition and the future potential for African modern art as educational resources

  • Tawona Sitholé, UNESCO Artist in Residence, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Madeleine Conn, Cultural Coordinator, Argyll and Bute Council
  • Meredith Loper and Elikem Logan, Dar to Dunoon research assistants

Click here to listen to Episode 4