We caught up recently with Donnie MacLean, whose work we have featured previously, to see what he has been up to on the streets and we were pleased to hear that he’s just about to launch new work in a new photography show along with a book, ‘A Glasgow Kiss’. Below we share some of Donnie’s new work, and the details of the show and further events at the same gallery. – Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert.
Donnie tells us more, “During May 2015 Six Foot Gallery, in Glasgow, will be hosting it’s first ever Month of Photography! Presenting three shows across 4 weeks, SFG aims to bring together a showcase of work from a diverse range of practitioners from across Scotland.
1st // ‘4/4’ // The Forgotten Collective take on the dual roles of photographer and curator as they each invite one photographer to join the group and create 4/4 as part of Six Foot Gallery’s Photo Month. Designed to highlight the individual, but also to celebrate the wider photographic world “4/4’ seeks to understand how the natural comparisons and contrasts found within any group can influence the work of the individual and how the individual can change the face of the group. Forgotten Collective member Donald John MacLean will be launching his latest book of images “A Glasgow Kiss” during the opening of 4/4 on Friday 1st May.
11th // ‘A GLASS EXPANSE’ // A Glass Expanse brings together 10 female photographic graduates from across the discipline who have assembled to create a body of self portraiture work that explores their concerns and subject matter as practitioners and as women. The work aims to create an image of the ‘Female Landscape’ as it is viewed by their lens, an impression from source of what role gender plays in the narrative of these landscapes and the relevance of lense based media as the vehicle for these communications. Curated by Alice Gordon.
21st // SFG OPEN RESIDENCY //
The artist chosen in the SFG artist residency programme, supported by Street Level Photoworks & Menzies Hotels.
As well as this we also have some absolute gems lined up for an instagram takeover, the launch of #EverydayGlasgow and a very special Talk See Photography panel ‘Female Landscapes’, with Aileen Campbell, Gillian Gilbert, and TalkSee’s very own Nina Bacos.”
Donnie also has plans for a new book of his Glasgow street photography work,” A Glasgow Kiss”, launching during the opening of 4/4 on Friday 1st May.