FLOW Photofest WALL at Eden Court:
To mark the Year of Young People 2018, WildFires presents three bodies of work by women who explore the whole – and varied – truths of what it is to be young, entering the tender places of their subjects’ private terrains, from where they form themselves and address the world. Flannery O’kafka documents the profound physicality and mystery of heredity, while Sarah Amy Fishlock examines her father’s life after death in her own mind and in the images that remain of him. Kirsty Mackay’s new work examines the photographer’s own roots, the longing and sense of belonging to the place where she grew up – Glasgow.
Somewhere Ahead I See You is a resonant celebration of youth, its fluid and decisive moments, its fleeting darknesses and deep joys.
Directions and information about Eden Court Theatre can be found here.
ARTIST’s TALK by KIRSTY MACKAY Thursday June 14th 17:30, Inverness College UHI
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS: FLOW Photofest WALL at Eden Court
July 23rd – Sept. 1st 2018
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Mark Osborne’s art explores time, space, light and form in photography. In the studio Mark creates installations, these temporary sculptural constructions made from common materials are photographed using controlled lighting to produce images that are familiar yet fictional and anonymous. His work asks questions of what is being seen, how things might appear and how we negotiate, interpret and give meaning.
PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS: FLOW Photofest WALL
April 30th – June 9th
In old Scots, ‘If you embarked upon ‘a stravaig’ you’d have a wander through glens and over hills with no set purpose other than to enjoy the walking’. It’s more than moving over the land but rather into it. Colin’s work places great care on both form and composition and explores those hidden landscapes, either found or suggested from, some aimless wanderings.
April 1st – April 28th 2018
The Grey City
A personal and subjective impression of Aberdeen. Often described as the Granite City, though others say it is silver. Blazej feels a most accurate label is the ‘Grey City’. A ubiquitous landscape has been created by the silver granite and a matching sky: this evokes an atmosphere of gloom. Blazej fails to see the glamour as described by others; he is instead attracted to the things that are seemingly commonplace, things which many may see as unimportant and mundane. The silver remains but is becoming stained, a patina encroaching.
Mar. 4 – Apr. 1 2018
Using toy and vintage cameras, expired and rare films, and alternative processes, Black Isle filmmaker, Tristan Aitchison reinterprets the Highland landscape and presents ‘Mynd’. It is a personal and introspective photographic series about his relationship with his Highland home.
Feb. 4 – Mar. 4 2018
Fòcas India: Document Fòcas India launched in 2017 to celebrate emerging photography from Scotland and India as part of the UK India Year of Culture 2017. Featured is work across genres including documentary, portraiture and landscape. Document reveals the stories that define us as individuals and the ties that bind us as nations. Organised by Fòcas Scotland
Jan. 3 – Feb. 4 2018
Postcards from an imagining
John Ferguson After a recent assessment identified his Dyslexia, John Ferguson has created a series of abstract digital images that explore hidden abilities and perceived disabilities. He is beginning to reconstruct and reimagine past experiences in his work and hopes the images encourage self-reflection and provoke questions.
PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS: FLOW on the Railings at Inverness Campus
April 15th – May 19th 2018
A native of North East Fife, Eddie Martin has had a lifelong affinity with water. As a photographer he has spent years capturing the atmosphere and wonder of the light and life beneath the surface, particularly in shallow rivers and lochs throughout the Highlands of Scotland. Carving inexorably from mountain to sea, water defines and shapes whole landscape. The ancient interface between solid and liquid is full of perfect natural sculpture, lit by dancing sunshine from above that never rests for a moment. Snorkeling through crystalline water, surrounded by such boundless beauty, may be one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a sunlit day in the mountains.
This exhibition was on loan to FLOW from the St Andrews Photography Festival.
Mar. 11th –
Apr. 15th 2018 closed early due to weather damage
In this Place
‘In This Place’ looks at family and home, connections and place, touching on issues of social and personal inertia. Where a ‘place’ can be both mental and physical; a place we put ourselves and where we are put, sometimes by others and sometimes by circumstance. What puts us there, what keeps us there and do we want to be there?
This is a collaboration brought to Inverness by FLOW Photofest and the St Andrews Photography Festival.
Directions to the Inverness campus can be found here