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IPS Season of Photography 2015

The Institute for Photography in Scotland (IPS) is excited to announce the launch of the 2015 Season of Photography – an umbrella title for a series of lively exhibitions and events taking place at multiple venues throughout Scotland from mid-April to the end of September 2015.

The Season illuminates the wealth of activity around photography in Scotland. This includes exhibitions and events at Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, Stills, Edinburgh, the National Galleries of Scotland, University of Glasgow, University of St. Andrews, and the National Museums of Scotland as well as exhibitions taking place across the country, from Fife FOTOSPACE to regional museum venues in Linlithgow, Kirkcaldy, Clydebank, Irvine and Hamilton.

A unique feature is the range of self-organised artists events: Six Foot Gallery’s Month of Photography, ACTINIC, a festival dedicated to alternative, historic and new analogue photo related arts, and the second Blueprint, which explores the relationship between photo-mechanical printing and photography. There will be exhibitions by photography collectives and platforms such as Fèis, the Forgotten Collective, Document Scotland and Goose Flesh, as well as displays of work from photography associations, such as Queens Park Camera Club, and the five camera clubs across Fife. Talks, seminars and hands-on workshops will take place throughout the Season at various venues.

The Season highlights, celebrates and promotes the range of photography activities taking place. From the historical innovations of Anna Atkins and the American pioneer Lee Miller, to the contemporary narratives of Maud Sulter, the Magnum Photographic Agency and Scotland-based photography collectives, the Season offers something for everyone and tells multiple stories about the diverse ways in which photography is used as a creative tool.

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The 2015 Jill Todd Photographic Award

Stills will host the annual Jill Todd Photographic Award for the first time. The award aims to promote early careers in photography and is open to all photography graduates in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The Award takes the form of a competition, with applicants being asked to submit a body of work of between 5 and 12 images for consideration. Three winning artists and a selection of commended entrants will be selected to showcase their work at Stills.

Full submission details are available here.

Entry is via www.jilltoddphotoaward.com. Deadline 31st August, 5pm.

JTPA Episode 1 Open Call from Jill Todd Photo Award on Vimeo

JTPA Episode 2 Exhibition from Jill Todd Photo Award on Vimeo.

 

JTPA Episode 3 from Jill Todd Photo Award on Vimeo.

JTPA Episode 4 from Jill Todd Photo Award on Vimeo.

 

JTPA Episode 5 from Jill Todd Photo Award on Vimeo.

 

Beyond Words: Martin Parr book signing

Beyond Words: Martin Parr book signing
Thursday 20 August 6.30pm - 7pm 

Free, no booking necessary

Beyond Words and Stills are delighted to welcome back Martin Parr for a signing session on Thursday 20th August.

Parr is one of the world’s most prominent photographers and president of the prestigious photo agency Magnum. He is also a prolific author of photobooks and, in the three volumes of The Photobook; a History co-authored with Gerry Badger, has done much to elevate the status of books within the medium. Martin last did a signing at Stills three years ago and, since then, has published nearly twenty titles. These include a new edition of Phaidon’s retrospective, The Non-Conformists, Black Country Stories, Paris, Hong Kong Parr and Life’s a Beach.

The event is just 30 mins long, so don’t miss out and arrive early to grab a copy! If you are unable to attend but would be interested in reserving a signed copy of one of Martin’s title's, please email info@beyondwords.co.uk for further details.

 

 

Stills' new AiR Residents

Stills is delighted to introduce our 2015 AiR residents Kristian Smith and Scott Caruth.

Both artists will be spending a period of time in Modena to research and produce new work inspired by the location and context of their residency. Our partner in the programme, Fondazione Fotografia, will provide our artists with technical and critical support as well as access to their archives.

To read more about the artists and their work visit their resident pages

Later this year we will be visited by two Italian artists who will spend time in Stills researching and producing work inspired by their surroundings.

RSA Residencies for Scotland

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Stills is pleased to be a partner organisation for the Royal Scottish Academy’s Residencies for Scotland 2015-16.

The recruitment process for this opportunity can be found on the RSA website where you will be able to download application forms and information about all the partnering organisations.

Stills has had a successful history working with the RSA to deliver residencies to a number of artists including Gayle Chong KwanJennifer WilcoxRebecca MillingKatri Walker and Patrick Jameson.

 

Beyond Words Christmas POP-UP Shop @ Stills

3 - 19 December, 11am - 6pm daily

For the past four years Stills and Beyond Words have joined forces to bring you the joy of browsing photographic books in our annual Christmas pop-up shop. This winter the bookshop, on Stills lower ground, will have a selection of the finest contemporary photographic books available to purchase from publishers such as Hatje Cantz, Kehrer, Steidl, Nazraeli, Aperture, Radius, Twin Palms, Mack and will include limited editions and signed copies.

Come and browse for the perfect present! Beyond Words is a specialist retailer of photographic books. After 12 years trading as a shop on Edinburgh’s Cockburn Street, Beyond Words now operates as a mail order/online business. For further information or any queries please contact info@beyondwords.co.uk

Beyond Words Pop-Up Photography Bookshop @ Stills

Friday 01 August - Sunday 31 August
Open daily, 11AM - 6PM

Once again we are delighted to welcome back Beyond Words pop-up specialist photography bookshop to Stills for the Festival month.

Highlights include a range of titles from the major photographic publishers (including signed copies of the revised Martin Parr Retrospective); Nazraeli (including signed books by Michael Kenna and Lucas Foglia) and MACK (including signed Paul Grahams and Jem Southams).

There will also be signed books from small independents within the UK such as Stephen Gill and from abroad like Max Pinckers (Belgium) as well as a range of discounted titles.

Come along and find out about the services Beyond Words can offer and catch up with some of the finest photo books published in the last year.

 

Paul Hill Talk & Book Signing: Approaching Photography 1982-2014
Sunday 03 August, 3.30pm - 5pm FREE

First published in 1982, Hill will give a brief history of Approaching Photography and discuss its impact on photography and photographic education.

Signed copies of the second edition will be available on the day at the discounted price of £9.95.

To book a place, please click here

For a flavour of the range of books available from Beyond Words, please see www.beyondwords.co.uk

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McLaren 2014 - Film, Animation, Celebration!

2014 marks the centenary of world-renowned Scottish filmmaker, artist, musician and award winning animator, Norman McLaren.

Arts organisations across Scotland will be coming together between April – August 2014, to celebrate this great Scot’s achievements, showcasing his work and giving you the opportunity to try your own hand at filmmaking in a vast programme of participatory workshops.

Stills is excited to be part of this and will be providing some of the McLaren inspired workshops. Whether you are 7 or 77 there is a workshop for you, and what’s more they are all free! However they are ticketed, so make sure you sign up before all the places are snapped up.

WORKSHOP DATE TIME AGE  
Analogue Adventures: Children’s Direct-animation Workshop Saturday 7 June 11.00 - 14.00 7 - 11 BOOK NOW
McLaren 2014 - Digital Animation Workshops Sunday 8 June 11.00 - 12.00 9 - 15 BOOK NOW
  Sunday 8 June 13.00 - 14.00 16 + BOOK NOW
16mm Sound Workshop with Luigi Allemano Sunday 22 June 14.00 - 17.00 16 + BOOK NOW

More information about each of the workshops can be found on our Future Events page.

To find out more about the Norman McLaren celebrations have a look on the website. There is so much going on you might want to clear your diaries for the next couple of months! 

 

In the meantime, why not enjoy a Boogie Doodle to tease you into the celebrations.

 

 

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Contact: Young Photographers Club Exhibition

Slide show: 
Alex Van Der Byl
Juyoung Lee
Victoria Wadsworth
Olivia Fraser
Gemma Gorton
Grieg Howitt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition Opening, Friday 28 April, 2014

Contact is a photography club for a group of young photographers aged 15 - 17. For ten weeks throughout Winter 2014 they have been experimenting with different photographic techniques using Stills' facilities. From playing with light in the darkroom to create simple but effective photograms, to using high end negative scanners and sophisticated photo-editing software, the group have worked hard to produce an exhibition showcasing a small selection of the work they have produced.

The exhibition will run until 6 April 2014, 11am – 6pm.

New opportunity for moving image artists

Are you at the early stages of developing a moving image project?

Stills has partnered with Northern Film & Media to provide an exciting new opportunity.

Connect/Exchange is a UK national exchange project for artists with a moving image / digital / screen-based practice. The Scotland – North East strand will provide a residency opportunity for four artists (two Scotland-based two North East based).  

You will benefit from,

- Self-catering accommodation. This is likely to be akin to a room in a shared house, with access to kitchen and bathroom facilities.
 - Travel – this will be equivalent to the cost of an advance train ticket between the artist’s location and Edinburgh
 - An artist’s bursary of £400
 - Access to Stills facilities & equipment for all four artists
 - Presentations & talks with key curators and artists across Glasgow & Edinburgh, including tours of relevant exhibitions & studios.

All exchanges take place from 14th – 20th April 2014.

Deadline for applications: midnight Sunday 16th March 2014

Connect/Exchange is a Northern Film and Media initiative. For further information and application forms please check their website. For further information about Connect/Exchange, please see www.connectexchange.org. All enquires to be made through Northern Film and Media.

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