Join us for a lively conversation between artist Leon Morrocco RSA and poet and playwright Liz Lochhead. The conversation will delve into Leon's student years in the 60s, his lifelong love of travel and his reflections on being a painter in the contemporary art world.
Leon Morrocco RSA is the first son of Scottish-Italian artist Alberto Morrocco RSA. Having trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee; the Slade School of Art, London; and Edinburgh College of Art; he went on to teach painting in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow before moving to Australia where he was Head of Fine Art at Chisholm Institute, Melbourne. Since returning to the UK in 1992, Morrocco has focused solely on his practice and has exhibited extensively. Morrocco was elected an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in1971 and an Academician in 2005.
Liz Lochhead HonFRSE is a prominent Scottish poet, playwright, translator and broadcaster. Between 2011 and 2016 she was the Scots Makar, or National Poet of Scotland, and from 2005 to 2011 she served as Poet Laureate for Glasgow. This summer the National Theatre of Scotland performs her adaptation of Euripides' Medea at the Edinburgh International Festival.