THIS is the fourth in a series of exhibitions profiling some of the new talent from Scotland's BA Fine Art and Photography courses across Scotland. It embraces aspects of the ways that younger and emerging image-makers engage with photography in analogue and digital forms.
The exhibition includes 23 artists, whose images capture aspects of the multifaceted nature of 'the photographic image' and its relationship to fine art. The title 'FUTUREPROOF' is a pun on the definition of futureproofing – of finding ways of not becoming obsolete in the future, and also of the subtle ways of anticipating future developments in the field, of seizing opportunities, as well as the actual and intangible influences in ideas that feed the art of photography.
From the 'flat', wall-based work presented at Street Level and Gracefield, Peacock Visual Arts explore the porous nature of the still and the moving image and their convergence in installation, thereby adding a new dimension to this year's Futureproof from the Scottish art schools.
Included are graduates from Moray School of Art (Elgin), Grays School of Art (Aberdeen), Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (Dundee), Edinburgh College of Art, Napier University (Edinburgh), Glasgow School of Art, and The University of the West of Scotland / City of Glasgow College.
Exhibiting Artists: Stanley Allen • Thomas Anderson • Vicky Cheape • Andrea Dear • Samuel Dransfield •
Martyn Dunlop • Gabriella Hockney • Michal Jelski • Francesca Jenkins • Diana Lindbjerg Jørgensen •
James Kirk • Marcin Klimek • Alison McGregor • Fiona Mckay • Robbie Nolan • Nick Paton • Joanna Scott • Linda Smith • Chloe Thompson• Dan Williams • Sally Wilkes• Marianne Wilson • Georgina Wood
Work was selected by Street Level Photoworks: Malcolm Dickson, Ida Arentoft, Julie Wardlaw, Max Slaven, Linda McLaughlin. in association with Sophia Hao (Curator, Exhibitions & Visual Research Centre, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee); Cheryl Connell (Programme Manager, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh); Andrea Kusel (Curator, Paisley Museum and Art Gallery); Dawn Henderby (Arts Officer, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries and Galloway Council); Lindsay Gordon (Director), Angela Lennon (Curator), (Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen); Alison McLeod (Art Teacher, Glen Urquart High School, Drumnadrochit, the Highlands).
Exhibition continues at:
Gracefield Arts Centre - 28 Edinburgh Rd Dumfries DG1 1NW
13th Ocober - 24th November 2012
Peacock Visual Arts - 21 Castle St Aberdeen AB11 5BQ
12th January - 9th February 2013
Installation + Moving Image