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Spring Art Lecture: Photography in Scotland and the mysterious fact

25 May 2017, 5.30PM–6.30PM
Pathfoot Lecture Theatre, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling
Ben Harman, Director of Stills Centre for Photography, Edinburgh

Join us for our Spring Art Lecture Photography in Scotland and the mysterious fact: 40 years of Stills with Ben Harman, Director of Stills Centre for Photography, Edinburgh.

2017 is the 40th Anniversary of Stills Centre for Photography, Edinburgh.  Since its establishment Stills has become a champion for the important and powerful role that the medium of photography plays in the world today.  In this lecture Stills Director Ben Harman will discuss the history of Stills and the general condition of photography in Scotland.

The Lecture will accompany an exhibition The Photographic Art: Pictorial traditions in Britain and America on loan to the University Art Collection from Stills.  The Photographic Art will present a display of historically important photographic works from the 19th and 20th centuries by famous photographers such as Ansel Adams, Julia Margaret Cameron and Edward Weston. Accompanying this will be an exhibition of new and existing work by Mhairi Law and David Grinly. representing exciting new talent in photography from Scotland.


This event is free to attend and open to all, but places should be booked in advance here.


Guided Tour of Mhairi Law Exhibition

Thursday 25th May 4pm

Crush Hall, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling

As part of the Stills 40th Anniversary Exhibition and the University of Stirling Art Collection Spring Art Lecture, exhibiting photographer Mhairi Law will be providing a tour of her exhibition prior to the Art Lecture at 5.30pm.  This will provide an opportunity for you to meet both Ben Harman and Mhairi Law and discuss Mhairi's artistic practice and approach.

Mhairi Law is exhibiting newly produced work made on a research trip to the Faroe Islands in 2016 alongside images from her series Eilean I Island made on the Isle of Lewis in 2014. Law is an award-winning photographer who works predominantly with a medium format camera to make documentary and landscape photographs that explore environmental and social themes. 

If you would like to attend the guided tour please email

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