Opportunities

Scottish Photographers

Scottish Photographers is an informal network of independent minded photographers, which aims to encourage the practice of photography as a means of personal expression as well as an art form; there is currently a membership of over two hundred including amateurs, professionals, students and academics from Scotland and beyond. Providing an outlet for work not seen in traditional groups, Scottish Photographers crosses boundaries and provides a stimulus for those with little interest in competitions or distinctions or academic studies and avail themselves of a wide range of approaches and techniques from contemporary digital work to arcane and long forgotten processes.

Local meetings are held several times a year in Fife, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness and there is a Spring residential weekend at Inversnaid Photography Centre. Occasional workshops by leading photographers are organised, usually in Stills Gallery, Edinburgh and Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow. A magazine, Solas, is published several times a year and an e-mail newsletter, Contact Sheet (Scottish Photographers E Mail) goes out at the end of every month.

Portfolio Sessions:

Portfolio sessions are at the heart of Scottish Photographers. They provide a forum for members to show projects that they are currently working on and to get feedback from those present. You do not have to bring images to all sessions but you are encouraged to do so.

GLASGOW: Contact Colin Gray c.gray@strath.ac.uk 
INVERNESS: Contact Matt Sillars matt.sillars@gmail.com 
FIFE: At Rothes Halls. Contact Peter Goldsmith p.a.goldsmith@lineone.net. 
EDINBURGH: Contact: David Buchanan davidbphoto@yahoo.co.uk

Proposals

Stills has a gallery space in which it presents four exhibitions a year. The research and development towards our exhibition programme is delivered by a specialist team of staff up to three years in advance of each project.

We receive numerous requests for feedback on work and proposals for exhibitions at Stills but, due to limitations on staff time, we are only able to respond if we are interested in requesting more information.

If you would like to make us aware of your work or an exhibition proposal, please email to: ben.harman@stills.org We recognize that this is an important way for us to learn about work that we may not be aware of.

Volunteer Opportunities

Stills is seeking volunteers who are passionate about photography and contemporary art. We are looking for individuals to invigilate our upcoming exhibition, Kate Davis 28 July - 8 October 2017. 

Stills is open seven days a week, providing the public with an opportunity to engage with our exhibitions and events. Your role as an invigilator would be to welcome people into Stills and act as a first point of contact, providing information about the exhibition and Stills varied programme of activity.

What are we looking for?
- We ask that you can commit up to five hours a week, split over two shifts, for the duration of the exhibition. The weekly rota will remain the same for the duration.
- Good customer service skills.
- A passion for photography and contemporary art that can be passed on to our audience.
- You must be available for training on Thursday 27th July, 2pm -7pm (including exhibition private view in the evening)

You will be given full training for the role and Stills’ volunteers are encouraged to join in with our events and make use of our resources.

To apply for a volunteering position, simply download the application form and email / post it back to us or click here to complete the online form.

Word doc. application form

 

Any questions? Get in touch claire.cochrane@stills.org

Important dates

Duration of volunteering opportunity: 28 July - 8 October 2017

Deadline for application: Sunday 16 July 2017, 6pm

Training Day: Thursday 27 July, 2pm - 7pm

Exhibition Information
Kate Davis