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Name: Scotland: For A’ That

Exhibition:Photography Exhibition

Date:10th February - 10th March

Time: Preview opening from 11am-5pm. Following this, normal business hours are Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.

Location: Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright

Price: FREE

The Whitehouse Gallery opens 2018 with a rather special photography exhibition.  Having secured some established names in the industry, this exhibit will feature documentary and landscape work on the subject of Scotland.  We will see a land of mythology and romanticism, contradiction, complication and kitchen sink realism.

Featuring in this show are Sophie Gerrard, Sarah Amy Fishlock, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Colin McPherson, Ted Leeming, Morag Paterson, Phil McMenemy, Ann M Holmes, Giles Atkinson & David Moses.

The exhibition preview opening is on Saturday 10 February, doors will open at 11am and all are welcome to attend for drinks and nibbles.

The work is broadly split into the two complimentary disciplines of documentary and landscape.  We will see the people of Scotland and the environment that has shaped them.

Sophie Gerrard (Scottish, b.1978) is an award winning photographer specialising in contemporary documentary stories with environmental and social themes.  Sophie began her career in environmental sciences before studying photography at Edinburgh College of Art followed by an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication.  Sophie’s editorial and long term personal work has been published widely by clients including The Guardian, The Telegraph Magazine, FT Magazine, The independent on Sunday Magazine, Esquire Magazine, Foto8, The British Journal of Photography, Portfolio Magazine, Scotland on Sunday, Lucky Peach, Le Monde and many others.

Sarah Amy Fishlock graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2011 with an MA in Visual Communication. Working with photography, found images and publications, her work explores the relationship between the individual and wider social, historical and political realities. Artist in Residence at Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre between 2013-14, and since 2013 has been editor of Glasgow based photography zine Goose Flesh. Selected for a Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Award in 2016, shortlisted for the 2015 Magnum Graduate Award and finalist in 2014 Magnum/ Ideastap Photographic Award.

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert’s work has appeared in magazines such as Time, National Geographic, Italian Geo, Le Figaro, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, and many others. For over a decade Jeremy has been one of the principal photographers for Greenpeace International, and his assignment work for editorial and corporate clients has taken him to over 80 countries. His personal and commissioned work, for which he has been the recipient of photojournalism awards, has been widely published and exhibited in Europe, Asia and USA.

Colin McPherson has been photographing in Scotland and abroad for more than a quarter of a century, undertaking long-term projects alongside commissions and assignments for a number of newspapers and magazines.  His photography has been featured in more than 30 solo and group exhibitions and his major Document Scotland projects include A Fine LineThe Fall and Rise of Ravenscraig and When Saturday Comes, the last of which was his contribution to the collective’s 2015-16 exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery entitled The Ties That Bind.

A collaboration from award winning international photographers Leeming & Paterson brings their ‘Polphail’ series to us.  They speak to us about lost hopes in the modern world, the power of nature and the transience of even the most permanent seeming things.  The duo are based in Dumfries & Galloway but work and exhibit all over the world as well as running workshops in far flung places.

Phil McMenemy is an award winning fine art and landscape photographer based in Galloway.  He works out of The Gallery at Laurieston, creating images based in the natural world.  They are often abstract and concerned with movement, light, energy and flow.  This detailed look at the landscape presents a very personal and unique perspective on Scotland.

Ann M Holmes is another award winning fine art and landscape photographer.  The aim in her land and seascape work is to capture something of the sublime emotional response felt at the time that the shutter was deployed and working from before dawn through to darkness itself.

Kirkcubright based photographer Giles Atkinson is well established in the region as a wedding photographer, but this exhibition offers an insight into a very different world, Giles’ passion for the great outdoors. Staying in bothies allows him to enjoy and explore the Scottish wilderness for longer, and has resulted in a series of photos depicting his experiences. Giles aims to capture the atmosphere of the hills and bothy life, as well as celebrate the beauty of his surroundings.

David Moses is a street and travel photographer based in Scotland.  He works on long term personal projects in between commissions for various magazine, newspaper and commercial clients.  Recent exhibits include Shambellie House, The Workshop Gallery, Out of The Blue (touring exhibit) and Unit 3 Gallery.  Commercial clients include Baxters, The Scottish Government, Dumfries & Galloway Council, Zion Arts, Why Not Associates, The Sunday Express, Kavli Group, St Helen’s Farm, Dumfries & Galloway Life, 999 Design, The Co-Op, Castillium, Environmental Arts Festival, The APS Group and more.

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