|Image Credit: Third Eye/CCA Archive|
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Having now indexed almost all of the one hundred and three boxes of Third Eye Centre archive material, I’m still frequently surprised by unusual and intriguing items hidden amongst the administrative paper work and correspondence.
Some of this more formal correspondence is often between exhibiting artists and the programming team at the centre regarding the details and arrangements for their exhibition, but can feature more irreverent exchanges in memo's and notes such as this 1976 personalised postcard from Scotland’s first Makar, Edwin Morgan.
Morgan was a regular feature of the Third Eye Centre’s publishing and literary activities, from oral readings in the first months of the centre in 1975 to a special evening of birthday performances in 1985 with Tom Leonard, Tom, Alasdair Gray and Liz Lochhead. Many of the publications published by the Third Eye Centre of Edwin Morgan are currently available at the GSA Library, including the rare Star Gate: Science Fiction Poems.