Exile, Christine Jones and Gavin Morrison. Ambit, 216, 2014.
Exile, in collaboration with Christine Jones, appeared in issue 216 of Ambit magazine. Through text and images it related an account of the Corsican rebel leader Pascal Paoli's visit to Scotland in 1771. The subject of this magazine article relates to wider research interests concerning material culture continuity between Scotland and Corsica.
The magazine text begins:
An account by curator & writer Gavin Morrison with photographs by Christine Jones
Seated for dinner in the home of Charles Gascoigne – a director of the iron works at Carron, near Falkirk in Scotland – were, the writer James Boswell; Count Tadeusz Burzyński, the Polish ambassador to London; and General Pascal Paoli, the exiled leader of the Corsican Rebels.
It was the autumn of 1771 and Boswell, “the first gentleman of this country that visited Corsica, and whose writings made the brave islanders and their general be properly known and esteemed over Europe” had organized the tour to show Paoli – and Burzyński – places of significance in his home land. They had arrived in Edinburgh a few days earlier and had passed through Linlithgow, the birth place of Mary Queen of Scot’s, another fated to enforced exile, then onto Falkirk, where they marvelled at the bisecting of Scotland by the recently constructed canal...