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Departures: Migration through the lens in exhibition at Hillhead Library

By on June 3, 2016

Departures is an exhibition of work by the New Photographers Guild – on now at Hillhead Library until Saturday July 9.

This work is the result of a photographic mentoring initiative led by City of Glasgow College lecturer Claire Stewart and photographer/photo editor Elaine Livingstone in association with Street Level Photoworks.

The nine participants – all graduates of Scottish higher education establishments including Glasgow School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, Moray School of Art and City of Glasgow College  – each responded to the broad theme of ‘migration’.

The exhibition features bitter and sweet reflections on places of origin, the pseudo snapshots of a time traveller and explorations of more spiritual migrations. These are visual points of departure for investigations of historic time and liminal space.

Departures features works by Janice Fleming, Iga Gozdowksa, Zoe Hamill, William Kay, Mairéad Keating, Frank McElhinney, Gemma Ovens, Stuart Simpson and Matthew Southward.

Street Level Photoworks is a leading photography arts organisation that provides artists and the public with a range of opportunities to make and engage with photography.

It is a gallery and an open access photographic production facility. Street Level is committed to quality and equality across activity and provides a high-quality artistic programme in the city of Glasgow that is challenging and accessible, local and international, diverse and highly individual.

Its reach is also extended through a growing partnership network of local, regional and national venues that it provides exhibitions for. It also devises and delivers education and outreach projects that forge paths for lifelong learning and increase access to the arts for all who want to participate.

The gallery has a retail area selling photographic magazines, self-published zines and books, alongside editioned quality prints by artists both local and international.

Picture – Adrift by Frank McElhinney

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