15 - 31 March 2018
Featuring three photographers with Glasgow connections,
“People-Place” presents contemporary photography in a Scottish and International context. Each artist portrays their own uncontrived reality, giving us an exclusive view of their world.
Their motivations differ, but the work presents strength of people and place. In works from Queensferry, Galicia and the Himalayas, it is understood that we may all have more in common that we realise.
Introduction by Kripa MacAllister
‘My name is Kripa and I have recently moved from London, but am originally from India. I was born and brought up in the Himalayas and surrounded by immense beauty of the mountains most of my life. My parents are doctors and have worked in this region for more than 30 years. And now I am in Glasgow with my husband working as an Occupational Therapist. Photography is hobby that runs through my family and these photographs that I would like to exhibit are a reflection of the passion that I feel for the culture and beauty of the place I was grown up with.
About the photographs
These photos are taken by my dad who loves his camera and taking shots of faces and landscapes. I believe that these photos reflect a passion that I too feel for the place. More specifically these photos are taken in a place called Spiti, which is a desert mountain valley located in the Himalayas. The word 'Spiti' means the land between Tibet and India. I have visited this place many times and seen the people of this valley living amongst unpsoken beauty. In the midst of such beauty they are faced with challenges of health and poverty. The photographs are a reflection of the voices of these people. My parents have used their skills of being in the medical profession to work amongst the people of the valley for the last many years. This work includes creating awareness of general health and hygiene amongst mothers and children to carrying out a range of medical procedures in challenging situations. This work continues today in Manali my home town.
This is a part of India that not many people know about and is in contrast to the business and chaos that most people would say India is. These photographs reflect simple people living ordinary lives. It is a beautiful place to discover and these images invite people passing by take a glimpse of this. ‘
Detritus & Other Stories
“My work is about my experience of place. When painting I utilise memory, observation and documentation, oscillating between intuitive gestures and conscious forms. I am fascinated by mans relationship to the natural world, our relevance and paradoxically our irrelevance to it. I like to focus on the less obvious, overlooked aspects of urban and rural environments.”
Amy has explored this notion by looking at the detritus of human consumption against the backdrop of natural landscape and the juxtaposition between the two. For this exhibition she has focused on the idea that objects are on a journey, things we discard do not disappear but are merely moved elsewhere, whether by accident or on purpose.
Amy is on the Committee of the fantastic 'Spring Fling' in Dumfries & Galloway.