“The Ties That Bind” talks – 26th September


Our exhibition at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery – “The Ties That Bind” opens soon. To accompany the opening of the exhibition, we will be presenting our work and talking about our projects at the Portrait Gallery, on Saturday 26th September from 2-3pm.

The event is free, and all 4 of us will be speaking – so if you would like to know more about the work and are in town then please come along – we’d love to see you. Please come early to guarantee your place.

We look forward to seeing you there,

Sophie, Colin, Jeremy and Stephen.


The Ties That Bind, an exhibition by Document Scotland and curated by the gallery’s international photography curator Anne Lyden, is on at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JD from 26th September 2015 – 24th April 2016. Admission free, open daily 10am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm (0131-624 6200, www.nationalgalleries.org)


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Sean O’Hagan Lecture at SNPG


Sean O’Hagan will be giving a lecture at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery to open The Season of Photography in Scotland.

Thursday, 23rd April 2015, 6-7.30pm £5 (£4)
Hawthornden Lecture Theatre – Gardens Entrance (Scottish National Gallery)

Sean O’Hagan writes about photography for The Guardian and The Observer and is the winner of the 2011 J Dudley Johnston award from the Royal Photographic Society “for major achievement in the field of photographic criticism’.

In this insightful talk he will share his views on contemporary photography and poses the question ‘What is Photography?’ presented as part of the nationwide Season of Photography 2015, a program of photography all over Scotland including Document Scotland’s exhibition at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery in September 2015.

Buy tickets in advance from the Information Desk at the National Gallery, or call 0131 624 6560 between 9.30am-4.30pm, with credit /debit card.

See the website for more details and booking

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CCA Glasgow




We are very pleased to have been invited to present the work of Document Scotland as part of TalkSeePhotography this month at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Glasgow’s hub for creative activity.

Sophie Gerrard will talk about what Document Scotland have been working on, our projects so far, how we came about and our plans for 2014. The talk will be at The Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow on Monday 13th January.

Photographer Arpita Shah will also be talking about her work.

TalkSeePhotography is a monthly photography workshop, organised for and by artists working with still imagery in Glasgow. The workshop aims to be a forum for sharing, discussing and looking at photography, with a focus centred on visual presentations by photographers and thinkers, followed by an open discussion.

This is a FREE event and you are all welcome – it starts at 7pm. Please see further details on the CCA website.

Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD
United Kingdom

+44 (0)141 352 4900
[email protected]




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