There is still time to catch AMBIT: Photographies from Scotland (see dates below) – an exhibition of work celebrating new and diverse approaches to photographic image making. The participating artists, whose work is shown across two venues, demonstrates wide-ranging thematic interests and employs varied techniques and processes, from drone photography to black & white darkroom printing and camera-less photography. The exhibited works have been made in a broad range of locations, from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Ethiopia, Orkney and the Isle of Lewis. Several of the artists are exhibiting new work or work in progress for the exhibition.
Among those exhibiting in Edinburgh, from Orkney and Lewis comes work by Brittonie Fletcher, Mhairi Law and Frances Scott. Meanwhile, in Glasgow, a contrasting record of contemporary Scotland is offered by Iain Sarjeant. While being based in the Highlands, Sarjeant has travelled the length and breadth of the country to create a startling yet understated document of everyday Scotland, focussing attention on common yet often overlooked landscapes to create a visual record of a nation in flux.
Mhairi Law’s, The Darkest Dawn, consists of five photographs produced to commemorate the centenary of the HMY lolaire disaster that took place on the 1st January 1919 off the coast of the Isle of Lewis; Brittonie Fletcher presents a range of new work, made using alternative photographic processes, inspired by her time on an artist’s research residency in Orkney; and Frances Scott is exhibiting work informed by the hours she has spent walking the coastline of the Orkney archipelago, photographing, mapping and writing about each section in turn as a way of claiming a new connection with the place where she grew up.
A full list of exhibitors taking part can be found below. AMBIT is a partnership between Stills, Edinburgh, and Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow: two of Scotland’s public venues dedicated to photography. The exhibition is presented across both venues and is a joint venture aimed at showcasing some of the current tendencies and innovative talent from the photography sector in Scotland.