Current Exhibition

Stills is 40 years old!

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1 Apr 2017 - 22 Dec 2017

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 at The University of Stirling

Images: David Grinly / Mhairi Law. Copyright the artist.
1 May 2017 - 18 Aug 2017

As part of Stills’ 40th anniversary programme, we are delighted to present an off-site exhibition to showcase a range of contemporary and historic photography in a unique setting during the year of Stirling University’s 50th anniversary.

Location: The Pathfoot building, University of Stirling

Public opening hours: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday

The exhibition includes new work by Scottish photographers Mhairi Law and David Grinly as well as images by some of the best-known photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries, including: Ansel Adams, Robert Mapplethorpe, Julia Margaret Cameron and Edward Weston.

Mhairi Law is exhibiting newly produced work made on a research trip to the Faroe Islands in 2016 alongside images from her series Eilean I Island made on the Isle of Lewis in 2014. Law is an award-winning photographer who works predominantly with a medium format camera to make documentary and landscape photographs that explore environmental and social themes.

David Grinly is exhibiting a new body of work from a series called Murmur. Completed in 2017, each of the works consists of a painting on a photograph of a wall. Grinly started making this series in Paris and the title is a play on the sounds of the French words for wall (‘mur’), death ('mort') and love ('amour'). 

Alongside work by these contemporary photographers, we are presenting The Photographic Art: Pictorial Traditions in Britain and America, an exhibition of 25 framed works (photolithographs and rotogravures) featuring images produced between 1843 and 1983. The Photographic Art is a Scottish Arts Council touring exhibition that was conceived and selected by Mike Weaver and first shown at Stills in 1986. The artists and photographers represented are: Roger Fenton, William Henry Fox Talbot, Alfred Stieglitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Clarence White, Peter Henry Emerson, Wright Morris, Fay Godwin, Frederick H Evans, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Paul Strand, Carleton Watkins, David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson, Benjamin Brecknell Turner, Edward Weston, James Craig Annan, Raymond Moore, Frederick H Evans, Alexander Gardner, Julia Margaret Cameron and Ansel Adams.


Associated Events: 

Spring Art Lecture: Photography in Scotland and the mysterious fact: 40 years of Stills

Thursday 25 May, 5.30-6.30pm

Location: University of Stirling, The Pathfoot building

More info and to book a ticket

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