Spring Art Lecture: The Great Stadiums of the North

21 Mar ‘16
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5.00PM - 6.00PM

Venue: Pathfoot Lecture Theatre, Pathfoot Building

Award winning photographer Brian Sweeney has been taking photographs professionally for the last 15 years.  In this time he has shot for many of the world’s leading lifestyle magazines, agencies and record companies.  He has lived in London, Reykjavik and Glasgow and has exhibited widely in the UK and Europe.

In this Spring’s Art Lecture he will be in conversation with broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove discussing The Great Stadiums of the North.  The photographs for the project were taken by Brian on journeys to the most remote football grounds in Scotland, with locations including Turriff, John O’ Groats and Forres.

The ‘Great Stadiums of Iceland’ series was chosen by Adidas to front their streetlevel marketing campaign, resulting in an acclaimed exhibition in the Fordham Gallery, London.

Brian spends many of his Saturdays travelling round Scotland supporting his own club Albion Rovers and has photographed many community clubs in all parts of the country. In between shooting he runs art workshops all over Central Scotland and is a guest lecturer at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and KHIO Oslo Academy of the Arts. He graduated from the London College of Printing in 1994 and supports the mighty FH of Hafnarfjordur.

The exhibition The Great Stadiums of the North will be on display in the Pathfoot Building from March 21st 2016.   

The Art Lecture is held in conjunction with the University of Stirling Annual Photography Competition.  Directly following the lecture there will be the launch of Brian’s exhibition and the opening and prize giving for the photography competition.

This event is free of charge and is open to staff, students and members of the public, however, places should be booked in advance via our online shop.


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