DUNCAN McLAREN




In the last few years I've taken a two-prong attack to getting my work to an audience: websites and books. I'm hoping to get something of the On Kawara project in print at some stage. Or even to begin a new On Kawara project with a reduced visual component and a more pronounced literary one. So if anyone has anything to suggest, please get in touch!


BOOKS

2015.
Evelyn! Rhapsody for an Obsessive Love, Harbour Books

2007.
Looking For Enid: The Mysterious and Inventive Life of Enid Blyton. Portobello Books

2002.
The Strangled Cry of the Writer-in-Residence, Grizedale Arts

1998.
Personal Delivery, Quartet Books



WEBSITES

2021 ON KAWARA: I GOT UP, I READ, I WENT, I MET, I PAINTED TODAY'S DATE, I AM STILL ALIVE

2020 (begun 2012) Evelyn Waugh: Introduction, Investigation, Treasure Trove, Day Trips, Time Travel, Rhapsody

2020 (begun 2016) Kate Clayton: We are Going to Live Such Lives

2019 (begun 2012). Looking For Enid: Blyton Forever

2019 (begun 2013) Scenes from the Passion. Unofficial guide to the paintings of George Shaw

2018 (begun 2014) Pat is Back

2017. PEN PALS

2017 (begun 2010) Visiting Mabel. 101 blogs

2014 (begun 2012) Strange Bundle

2012. Unofficial Guide to Nobson Newtown



JOURNALISM

2021: Letter in The Spectator in defence of Enid Blyton (shouldn't really be included, but I'm proud of it.)

2021: Waugh's Last Hat. For
Valet

2016: Feature on Turner prizewinning group Assemble for
Newsweek

2015: Feature on The Line of Beauty: The Lovers,
1943 Magazine

2007. Guest-editor for issue 9 of
MAP. Contemporary art meets the Scottish Enlightenment

2010-2014. Blog 'Visiting Mabel' for Saga's website.

2005-7. Journey feature for issue 1-8 of
MAP

2001-2004. Reviews and features for
Art Review.

1999-2003. Features for
CVA (later Contemporary Visual Arts, later Contemporary.)

1999-2001. Fortnightly review section for
Independent on Sunday

1999. Review for
Literary Review

1998-99. Weekly column: ‘Public View’ for
Independent on Sunday.



ESSAYS FOR CATALOGUES

2016. For Gavin Wade in
Upcycle this Book, Bookworks.

2011. For Tracey Mackenna and Edwin Janssen in
Exhibitions 11, HICA.

2008. For Nathalia Edenmont in
Still Life, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm.

2007. For Clauidia Zeiske, George MacDonald 1824-1905, Deveron Arts.

2006. For Per Huttner in
I Am Not A Curator, Chisenhale Gallery, London.

2006. For Laura Ford in
Armour Boys, RSA, Edinburgh.

2005. For Louise K. Wilson in
A Record of Fear, Commissions East, Cambridge.

2004. For Per Huttner in
Per Huttner, Curatorial Mutiny, Stockholm.

2004. For Neal Beggs in
Moving Sideways, Le Grand Café, Nantes.

2003. For Roxy Walsh in
INFALLIBLE: In Search of the Real George Eliot, ARTicle Press, University of Central England.

2003. For Sharon Kivland in
Transmission, Sheffield University.

2002. For Gavin Wade in
Strike, University of Wolverhampton.

2001. For Bill Drummond in
Stay Here and Make Art, Penkiln Burn.

2001. For Nina Pope in
A Public Auction of Private Art Works, Commissions East, Cambridge.

2001. For Neal Beggs in
Corridor, CCA.

2000. For five artists graduating from the Glasgow MFA,
Red Marauder, Tramway.

2000. For the B.A. Fine Art and Art History course, Goldsmiths College.



TALKS

2019. On Evelyn Waugh’s
Scoop for Chipping Campden Literary Festival.

2015: On
Evelyn! For Appledore Literary Festival.

2015: On
Evelyn! For Toppings Bookshop, St. Andrews.

2015: ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’ for Evelyn Waugh Symposium, Leicester University.

2011: On
Evelyn! For Richmond Literary Frestival.

2011: On
Evelyn! for Evelyn Waugh Symposium, Downside College, Somerset.

2009: On art writing, for Edinburgh School of Art.

2009: On art writing for Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen.

2008: On
Looking For Enid for a private society in York.

2007: On
Looking For Enid for Wigton Book Festival.

2007: On
Looking For Enid for the Enid Blyton Society.

2000: On
Personal Delivery for Goldsmiths.


TV

2017: Interviewed about Patrick Allan-Fraser for
Britain's Lost Masterpieces.



INTERVIEW

2020: Answering questions from Paul Gallagher for FLASHBACK: Everything Old is New Again