Beyond the Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland
@ Berwick Visual Arts
11 February 2017 - 14 May 2017
Wed-Sun 11am-4pm (11am-5pm from 1 April) @ The Granary Gallery
Since the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence, Scotland has faced an ongoing intense period of scrutiny. Political shifts in the 2015 general election and the 2016 European referendum ensure Scotland remains in the spotlight of national, and indeed international, politics. As the country continues to go through a period of reflection, change and re-evaluation, Beyond the Border by photography collective Document Scotland, is a timely examination of Scottish identity aiming to challenge clichés and explore the land its people and identity.
Sophie Gerrard’s Drawn to the Land is an intimate look at the role women farmers and crofters play in shaping the rural Scottish landscape.
Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert’s Edge of an Empire brings history to life in a fascinating study of the Antonine Wall, the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire.
Stephen McLaren reveals the world of Americans with Scottish ancestry who retain close affinity with the ‘Old Country’, even though they may never set foot there.
Colin McPherson presents A Fine Line, a year-long exploration of the physical border between Scotland and England.
An Impressions Gallery touring exhibition curated by Anne McNeill.
Berwick Visual Arts
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