We were delighted to welcome Professor Demarco and Terry Ann Newman, Deputy Director of the Demarco European Art Foundation, to Room 13 studios in Caol on 13th June 2013.
Professor Richard Demarco, founder of the Demarco European Art Foundation is an artist and promoter of the visual and performing arts. Since the 1960s, he has been one of Scotland’s most influential advocates for contemporary art, promoting cross-cultural links, presenting international artists within Scotland and establishing outgoing connections for Scottish artists across Europe.
Recently, Professor Demarco attended a presentation by young artists from Room 13 studios in Lochaber which was held in the Scottish Parliament. Following this, an invitation was extended to visit the original Room 13 in Caol Primary School.
Demarco was struck by the similarities between the ethos of Room 13 and the teachings of his late friend and colleague, Joseph Beuys. He appeared to revel in the work of the young artists and said he was ‘overwhelmed’ by the experience.