STREET Level Photoworks is to launch a new exhibition, Govan/Gdansk. Featuring photography from Poland, Scotland, England and France by Michal Szlaga, Raymond Depardon, Nick Hedges and Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, it links the shipyards of Govan in Glasgow and Gdansk in Poland and their post-industrial decline and resilience. The show will run from June 4 to July 31 is the outcome of a 15 year project in which Szlaga has documented the buildings of the Gdansk Shipyard, their gradual demolition and replacement.
Michal Szlaga (b.1978), graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. Since 2000, he has returned to the subject of the Gdansk shipyards, regarded as the place of the birth, rise and fall of the Solidarity (Solidarnosc) labour movement and an example of Poland’s once great shipbuilding industry. Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert (b.1969) grew up in Scotland and is now a UK based freelance photographer for editorial, corporate and NGO clients, his work appearing in Time, National Geographic, Italian Geo, Le Figaro, The Guardian, and The Sunday Times.
The exhibition Govan/Gdansk is a partnership between Street Level Photoworks and the University of the West of Scotland and is supported by the Polish Cultural Institute, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh, The Royal Society of Edinburgh and The Scottish Parliament.
A FORMER DJ who discovered a passion for Scandinavian furniture will be exhibiting his own designs at this year’s University of Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show.
Jon Christie, pictured, co-owned the Pressure Records shop in Dundee and DJ’d in a variety of styles before a visit to his wife’s Danish homeland changed his life more than 20 years ago. When he returned to Dundee, he began researching Scandinavian furniture and designers, immersing himself in the subject. He matriculated on the Interior Environmental Design course at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University.
His tables and chairs, which blend traditional craftsmanship, modernist design and state-of-the-art 3D printing technology are among the exhibits at this year’s Degree Show. He is one of almost 300 graduands exhibiting at Degree Show 2016. The exhibition opens with the traditional Preview Evening for the students, their families and invited guests on May 20 and will open to the public the following day.
THE GROUNDS of George Heriot's School are to host the BBC’s new broadcast and audience hub for this August’s Edinburgh Festivals output.
The new BBC venue – which replaces Potterrow - will launch on Friday 5 August, the opening day of the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and will run throughout August, playing host to live and recorded TV, radio and digital programmes. The school is located on Lauriston Place and at the top of Middle Meadow Walk and the heart of the site will be a large blue theatre tent
From 2011-2015 the BBC’s activity was in a tented village at Potterrow, which saw 134,000 visitors last year.