Current Exhibition

Robin Gillanders (a retrospective)

Copyright Robin Gillanders
28 Oct 2017 - 14 Jan 2018

Stills is excited to present a solo exhibition dedicated to the work of the Edinburgh-based photographic artist, Robin Gillanders. The display will showcase newly commissioned work alongside selected portraits made over the last forty years. It will feature photographs from various collaborations between Gillanders and the artist Ian Hamilton Finlay. This will include, on public display for the first time, a series made at Little Sparta, the garden and artwork created by Finlay at his home in the Pentland Hills. The exhibition will also feature Gillanders’ recent series, A Lover’s Complaint (2016); photographs paired with haiku by the writer Henry Gough-Cooper as a response to the philosopher Roland Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse published in 1977.

Gillanders is a hugely influential photographer, educator and advocate for photography in Scotland. Stills is one of the many organisations for which he has played a vital supporting role and this exhibition has been organised to coincide with our 40th anniversary year.

Image: L-R: Karine Polwart, Singer (2017) Robin Gillanders; bare stream racing like a Bugatti (1995) Ian Hamilton Finlay and Robin Gillanders collaboration. © Robin Gillanders.

 

From the Stills archive, 1977-2017

From the Stills archive 1977-2017
28 Oct 2017 - 14 Jan 2018
Slide show: 
From the Stills archive 1977-2017, installation detail
From the Stills archive 1977-2017, installation detail
From the Stills archive 1977-2017, installation detail. © Alan Dimmick
From the Stills archive 1977-2017, installation detail. © Alan Dimmick
From the Stills archive 1977-2017, installation detail. © Alan Dimmick

2017 marks Stills’ 40th anniversary and we are celebrating our history as well as looking ahead to an exciting future for photography in Scotland.

Presented in the lower ground Project space at Stills, we are displaying an array of material held in the Stills archive including: exhibition posters, catalogues, invitation cards, press cuttings, press prints, visitor books and correspondence. As well as highlighting Stills’ achievements, such as pioneering exhibition and education programmes, the archive is a testament to the organisation’s rich history and the numerous people that have contributed to its success and longevity. 

We are planning to make more of this material publicly accessible in the future as we continue to carry out our work providing a place for the exhibition, learning and production of photography in Scotland.

It is open every day 11am - 6pm, so please do come and browse and discover more about Stills' history!

 

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