Talks and Portfolio Reviews at Impressions Gallery

Last weekend, on an incredibly hot and sunny day in Bradford, Document Scotland took part in a busy and successful day of portfolio reviews and talks at Impressions Gallery as part of Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland.

Bradford sunshine image © Colin McPherson 2014

Bradford’s mirror pool, Centenary Square in the summer sunshine © Colin McPherson July 2014

 

Sophie, Colin and Jeremy joined the team at Impressions to talk to a number of talented and enthusiastic portfolio review attendees and look through some really interesting work.  – thank you for coming, and showing us your work. We hope it was a valuable experience for you – we really enjoyed looking at the work. There were some great discussions and we all saw some excellent work that day. Here’s some images, please stay in touch.

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Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery © Sophie Gerrard, July 2014.

 

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery July 2014

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery © Sophie Gerrard, July 2014.

 

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery July 2014

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery © Sophie Gerrard, July 2014.

 

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery July 2014 © Sophie Gerrard

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery © Sophie Gerrard, July 2014

 

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery July 2014 © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, July 2014

 

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery July 2014 © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, July 2014

 

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery July 2014 © Sophie Gerrard

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery © Sophie Gerrard, July 2014

 

In the afternoon, each of us really enjoyed talking to the audience at Impressions about our individual projects, the subjects, the stories, our motivations and thoughts. Thank you all for coming along, for your questions, your interest and your thoughtful comments and opinions. We really appreciated it.

Jeremy started with his series Edge of an Empire, shot on and around the Antonine Wall.

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert talks to the audience at Impressions Gallery about his body of work 'Edge of an Empire', which is exhibited as part of 'Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland' on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July - 27th September 2014. image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert talks to the audience about ‘Edge of an Empire‘ © Sophie Gerrard, July 2014

 

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert talks to the audience at Impressions Gallery about his body of work 'Edge of an Empire', which is exhibited as part of 'Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland' on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July - 27th September 2014. image © Colin McPherson July 2014

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert talks to the audience about ‘Edge of an Empire‘ © Colin McPherson July 2014

 

The audience at Impressions Gallery, July 2014 © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

The audience at Impressions Gallery © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

 

Next up was Sophie talking about her work ‘Drawn To The Land’ about female farmers in Scotland and their relationship with the land.

Sophie Gerrard talks to the audience at Impressions Gallery about her body of work 'Drawn To The Land: Women working the Scottish landscape', which is exhibited as part of 'Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland' on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July - 27th September 2014. image © Colin McPherson July 2014

Sophie Gerrard talks to the audience at Impressions Gallery about  ‘Drawn To The Land: Women working the Scottish landscape’ image © Colin McPherson July 2014

 

Sophie Gerrard talks to the audience at Impressions Gallery about her body of work 'Drawn To The Land: Women working the Scottish landscape', which is exhibited as part of 'Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland' on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July - 27th September 2014. image © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert July 2014

Sophie Gerrard talks to the audience about ‘Drawn To The Land: Women working the Scottish landscape’ image © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert July 2014

 

The audience at Impressions Gallery, July 2014 © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert July 2014

The audience at Impressions Gallery © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert July 2014

 

Anne then presented Stephen’s work, ‘American Always, Scottish Forever’ introducing us to the characters at California’s Highland Games.

Anne McNeill, curator and director of Impressions Gallery,  talks to the audience about Stephen McLaren's work 'American Always Scottish Forever', which is exhibited as part of 'Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland' on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July - 27th September 2014. image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

Anne McNeill, curator and director of Impressions Gallery, talks to the audience about Stephen McLaren’s work ‘American Always Scottish Forever’, image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

 

Anne McNeill, curator and director of Impressions Gallery,  talks to the audience about Stephen McLaren's work 'American Always Scottish Forever', which is exhibited as part of 'Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland' on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July - 27th September 2014. image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

Anne McNeill, curator and director of Impressions Gallery, talks to the audience about Stephen McLaren’s work ‘American Always Scottish Forever’, image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

 

And Colin talked us through his series ‘A Fine Line‘, shot over the course of a year along the England/Scotland border.

Colin McPherson talks to the audience at Impressions Gallery about his body of work 'A Fine Line', which is exhibited as part of 'Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland' on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July - 27th September 2014. image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

Colin McPherson talks to the audience about  ‘A Fine Line’,  image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

 

Colin McPherson talks to the audience at Impressions Gallery about his body of work 'A Fine Line', which is exhibited as part of 'Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland' on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July - 27th September 2014. image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

Colin McPherson talks to the audience about ‘A Fine Line’, image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

 

Colin McPherson talks to the audience at Impressions Gallery about his body of work 'A Fine Line', which is exhibited as part of 'Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland' on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July - 27th September 2014. image © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert July 2014

Colin McPherson talks to the audience about ‘A Fine Line’, image © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert July 2014

 

We all enjoyed taking part in such a well organised and well attended day at Impressions.

For more information on talks and events at the gallery please see here

 

 

 

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Beyond The Border opening night…

The opening evening of Beyond The Border at Impressions Gallery in Bradford on Thursday 3rd July was a great success, thank you all so much for coming. We were delighted to see so many new and familiar faces there, enjoying the photography, the conversation, the wine and of course, the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafers.

Document Scotland would like to thank Anne McNeill, Director of Impressions Gallery, for curating this exhibition and working with us on this project over the last year. We’d also like to thank Annie Lyden, International Curator of Photography at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery for opening the exhibition for us. Thank you all for your kind words, your help, and for the speeches on the opening night. Thanks also to the team at Impressions Gallery for their hard work and to New Focus who interviewed us for a short film of the exhibition, details of which will come soon.

There will be a portfolio reviews and a talk with Sophie, Colin and Jeremy on Saturday 26th July – more info and booking here.

The exhibition is open until the 27th September, we do hope you can make it along!