Richard Demarco

Richard Demarco

Castle to Scottish greats plays host to the king of culture's vast art archive

IT is a little-known 16th-century castle which attracted the likes of Sir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen and Alfred Tennyson to its exclusive literary soirées.

Plans drawn up for gallery to house Demarco collection

ARTS impresario Richard Demarco is hoping to build a new gallery in Granton to house his huge collection of modern art.

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Picture perfect: Richard Demarco archive goes online

Ten thousand images from art impresario Richard Demarco’s collection spanning 50 years go online today

Remembering 100 years of Holy Cross

THE two smartly-dressed teenagers in their green blazers with the school's cross motif, headed up the corridor to see the rector.

Demarco's Festival


Looking back on a lifetime in the arts

ARTS impresario Richard Demarco is brimming with enthusiasm as he energetically leads a group of budding artists through the countryside near Dunkeld.

Fears for future as city arts venue goes on market

THE future of a city arts venue where Hollywood star George Clooney appeared last year was in doubt today after its owner put it up for sale.

Demarco locks up grain store gallery

ART impresario Richard Demarco has been forced to close his massive exhibition charting Edinburgh's cultural history to the public after running out of cash.

£30,000 arts council boost for Demarco exhibition

AN exhibition highlighting one of the most important archives in Scottish cultural history has received a £30,000 cash boost from the Scottish Arts Council.

Artist to put life on tape

OUTSPOKEN city artist Richard Demarco is to have his life story recorded for posterity as he reaches his 75th birthday.

Battle over artist's rent arrears fails to stop council buying work

CITY of Edinburgh Council may have fought a bitter battle with the arts veteran Richard Demarco over more than £50,000 in unpaid rent - but the city itself was a major buyer at an auction of the painter’s work.

Demarco to sell artworks in cash crisis

A PROMINENT Scottish artist is being forced to sell off his paintings to raise money to protect a nationally important archive that tells the story of the Edinburgh Festival.

Demarco in frame for show tour

CAPITAL arts impresario Richard Demarco was due to lead a tour of an exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy today.

Top artists go on show

ARTS impresario Richard Demarco is to present a showcase featuring the works of some of Scotland’s top artists.

Demarco on RLS road

ARTS impresario Richard Demarco is to feature in a segment being broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland next week.

Shopping centre home for artwork

ARTS impresario Richard Demarco is to move his massive art collection to a shopping centre following a rent wrangle with city council chiefs.

Sell the city to pay the rent

RICHARD Demarco is hoping that when the councillors of the City of Edinburgh buy today’s copy of Scotland on Sunday they will, en masse, take advantage of the reader offer on this page. The artist and impresario has produced 425 prints of his Edinburgh: Old and New Towns, a fascinating illustration of a city full of contrasts yet all carved from the same rock.

'Priceless' archive at risk from rent demand

HE IS one of Scotland’s leading arts impresarios and has amassed one of the country’s finest collections of paintings and photographs.

Scott country threatened by new town bid

A LANDSCAPE designed and laid out by Sir Walter Scott almost two centuries ago will be destroyed if a new town is built in the Borders between Melrose and Galashiels, according to a new lobby group.

Demarco in talks to win art festival funding

RICHARD Demarco, the arts impresario, is in talks with a commercial sponsor in a bid to win £40,000 in backing for a major addition to Edinburgh’s festival line-up in 2004.

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