Another Time, Another Place

Christine De Luca & Victoria Crowe, Another Time, Another Place

Another Time, Another Place, published in hardback by The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 2021, is a collaboration between Christine De Luca and the Scottish artist Victoria Crowe. The book contains many images of twelve paintings as well as twelve related poems. The paintings mark Victoria's slow return to health and wellbeing following serious illness and, with the poems, are a reflection of - perhaps a meditation on - the experience of a world under the stress of pandemic and the effects of climate change.

As Sir John Leighton, Director-General of the National Galleries of Scotland, states on the cover:

...through the intensity of their observation, their emotion and imagination, the artist and the poet remind us that we should never take the ordinary for granted and that there is mystery and wonder to be found even in our most familiar surroundings.

A musical response to the collection - a song cycle inspired by image and word - is also available courtesy of the Michael Cuddigan Trust.

Poems from the book

Purchase the book

Another Time, Another Place can be purchased directly from the publisher, The Scottish Gallery. You can also purchase the book from The Shetland Times Bookshop or directly from me.


  • "Crowe felt De Luca's words summed up what she was trying to do in her painting"Sarah Urwin Jones , The Herald, May 2021
  • "A book of contemplation"Giles Sutherland, The Times, May 2021
  • "Crowe's images and De Luca's words seem to lean into one another, each drawing out the power of the other"Susan Mansfield, Scottish Art News, May 2021
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