Saturday 15 February, 2pm: Gallery Talk with Robin Gillanders
Join us for a special exhibition talk by photographer, lecturer, and Jill Todd Photography Award judge, Robin Gillanders, including an exploration of photography as a window on the world and an in-depth look at the work by some of the photographers in the exhibition, including Thomas Joshua Cooper, Fay Godwin, Wendy McMurdo and Alicia Bruce.
Robin Gillanders is an Edinburgh based photographic artist. He taught History at the Royal High School in Edinburgh for seven years until 1983, and then worked commercially from a studio in central Edinburgh. After a period teaching part time, he began teaching Photography full time at Edinburgh Napier University in 1988, and became Reader in 2004. He left teaching in September 2012.
“Between 1995 and 2004 I was regularly commissioned by the artist/poet Ian Hamilton Finlay to make collaborative works with him. This was an enormous privilege and he was an immense influence on me. These collaborations consisted of cards, prints, and artist's books. Many of these were re-contextualised for the gallery wall and exhibited at the Scottish National Portrait gallery in 1998, as part of the exhibition 'Little Sparta', and subsequently toured internationally.”
£4/£3 (conc) with refreshments included (tickets can be paid for in the Craft Shop on the day or by phoning Gracefield on 01387 262084)
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February, 10am – 4pm: Photography Weekend
With professional photographer, Natalie Feather, learn and develop skills in the darkroom and in digital photography
The first day will include analogue photography using large format and a variety of cameras, working in a darkroom learning about the basics of a photograph such as aperture, depth of field, focal length, and image composition. During the second day participants will experiment with digital photography, produce prints and share their work. Please bring your own camera, all other materials included.
Cost - £90/£70 concessions including materials
(Places are limited to 10 and must be booked in advance by contacting Gracefield Arts Centre, 01387 262084 or firstname.lastname@example.org )