Anniversary Photographer in Residence
Alan Dimmick is the current Artist in Residence. The project is a 12-month photography residency during the course of the University’s 50th anniversary year - 2017. Aligned to the anniversary calendar, the photographer’s brief is to capture a ‘Portrait of the Campus and the era’ in contrast with 1967, exploring the unique natural, built and human environment of the University.
The photographer identified by the Art Collection advisory group is the prominent Scottish photographer Alan Dimmick. He will be on campus on agreed dates throughout the year and will work closely with curators to identify people and locations.
Dimmick is fascinated by the everyday social and cultural life of Scotland and has created a unique visual resource of documentary significance which was exhibited in GOMA in 2013. In 2017 he will be exhibiting his body of work at Stills Gallery in Edinburgh.
The University Art Collection is eager that this project will record the modern history of the University. Whilst the University archive and art collection holds a collection of fine photographs from the early days of the University in the 1960s and 70s, relatively little has been done to document and explore the changing physical and human landscape of the campus in recent decades. The Photographer will contribute to redressing this balance.
All images will form part of the University archive, creating a rich artistic, contemporary record of the rhythm of life on campus, bringing up to date the historic photographic material already held in our collections.
Please note we are not currently accepting applications for new Artists in Residence.
Ally Wallace worked as Artist in Residence at the University of Stirling’s Pathfoot Building 2016-2017 on a self-initiated project made possible by a Creative Scotland grant. He made work focused on Pathfoot’s modernist architecture in relation to the art collection housed in it, the surrounding landscape and the people who use the building.
Find more at the artist's blog:
And for more on Ally's work see his website: