Future exhibition

Stills is 40 years old!

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1 Apr 2017 - 31 Mar 2018

This year, Stills is 40 years old!

In this anniversary year, we are celebrating our history and looking ahead to an exciting future for photography in Scotland.

Our 40th anniversary programme includes a range of activities from gallery exhibitions, off-site displays and creative learning projects to photography lectures, courses and a fundraising auction.

Get involved and watch this space for more information coming soon.

Stills 40th Anniversary Auction

20 Oct 2017

Live auction of prints by named photographers
Fri 20 Oct
from 6pm
(auction starts at 6:30pm)

Exhibition of works
Wed 18 Oct – Fri 20 Oct
11am – 6pm on 18 & 19 Oct
11am – 4pm on 20 Oct

You can also bid on a selection of anonymous prints online generously donated by Stills’ community from October at www.stills.org


This year, Stills is 40 years old and we are celebrating our history and looking ahead to an exciting future for photography in Scotland.

To coincide with our anniversary and to raise much-needed funds to support our future work, we are launching a major £40k fundraising campaign. The campaign will kick off on the evening of Friday 20th October with a benefit auction at Stills, organised in association with Lyon & Turnbull.

The auction offers a rare opportunity to bid on works by a selection of artists and photographers including established and internationally-renowned practitioners and some of the best new talent in photography from Scotland.


This event is generously supported by Lyon & Turnbull auctioneers

Detail Framing Studio is kindly donating £3 to our fundraising campaign for every framing order made through the auction. A 10% framing discount will also be available for all auction winners. 



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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.


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