Angus Farquhar

Creative Director

Angus Farquhar is a renowned Scottish artist whose practice over three decades spans performance, environmental installation, and music production, alongside creating arts-led capital projects and book production. He is an honorary fellow at Glasgow University and is creative director of the environmental arts and social action charity, Aproxima. He is the overall Creative Director for Dandelion and has developed the programme with the core consortium members since its inception in 2020.

Angus Farquhar was founder and Creative Director of NVA organisation, from its inception in 1992 till closure in 2018. He re-initiated the Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh in 1988 (to today), the most significant Spring Celtic ritual in Europe. Ground-breaking NVA commissions included monumental landscape animations such as The Path, Glen Lyon and The Storr on the Isle of Skye. Ghost Peloton, for the Tour de France extended the world tour of Speed of Light, a signature contribution to the Cultural Programme for the 2012 Olympics. Capital projects include founding the Hidden Gardens in Glasgow and for 10 years leading the rescue of St Peter’s seminary, the infamous modernist ruin in Cardross.