The latest exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts combines striking photography, film, and sound to form a reflection on how landscapes and bodies act as conduits for memory. As Williams explores the physicality of record-keeping and the act of self-portraiture, we see the tenuous strings that bind us to physical spaces and moments in time. Every act of recollection is in itself the creation of a memory, a new connection that has ties to both the past and the present….
Sunday, 3pm. Eric Watt’s collection of selected fragments of city lives in Coming Into View, spanning several decades, an exhibition curated by Isobel McDonald and Alison Brown, today coalesce in the surround-sound of Kelvingrove’s organ recital. In a celebration of both Watt and Glasgow, portraits of ‘St Andrew’s Suspension Bridge’, in the damp of an all-too-familiar smirring rain, and girls with umbrellas traversing glistering tarmacadams, rivers of shining light (‘Kingston Umbrellas, 1960’), segue into street-kids sheltering from a ‘Rainy Day’ and echoey images of the Clyde with its tidal eddies (‘Fairfield’s Yard, 1965’).
“The variety of work a photographer, who devotes his time to subjects outside the studio, is called upon to do […] is what no one would believe.” So said Magnus Jackson in a communication to the Dundee and East of Scotland Photographic Association in 1881. This new exhibition at Perth Museum, of reproductions of his Read More
Driving or walking along Shore Terrace on the edge of Slessor Gardens, most recently populated by Oor Wullies’ Last Gathering, which Dundee took so much to its heart, you will be struck by a series of 16 photographic poster-boards. Just as the plaques on the other side of the gardens celebrate past heroes and heroines Read More
3-30 March 2014; Harbour Cafe, Tayport Peter Gregor’s first exhibition of some of his landscape photographs takes you aback with the strength of beauty of the pictures and the sheer quality of the finished prints. A lifelong love of photography and a strong eye for what makes a picture special have come together in this Read More