Events and Exhibitions
Professional photographers Colin McPherson and Adam Lee will guide you through two days looking into ways to ‘re-set’ your practice and how to develop the idea of shooting a photographic essay, story or narrative. These short courses are aimed at people who love photography and want to take their practice to a new level. Your teachers will help you explore what makes a great photograph and how to take one. Enjoy a stimulating and rewarding visit to one of Scotland’s hidden treasures, Easdale island.
Past Events and Exhibitions
Arpita Shah's Nalini is an ongoing series of work that focuses on her mother, her grandmother and herself. It explores the intimacy between the three of them and how their histories, memories and physical bodies are entangled and connected to one another.
An exhibition of new work by contemporary photo-based artists made in exchange residencies between Street Level Photoworks and VU Photography Centre in Quebec City. Working around themes of heritage and migration, the two artists from Quebec and their counterparts in Scotland have developed new work in response to their stay in each respective city and the dialogue that emerged both during and after their residencies.
Hosted and led by photographers Colin McPherson and Adam Lee, these residential courses on Easdale Island are aimed at people who love photography and want to take their practice to a new level.
Vanley Burke is often described as the ‘Godfather of Black British Photography’, whereby his iconic images have captured the evolving cultural landscape, social change, and stimulated debate in the UK over the past four decades.
Platform invite you to Paint it Red, a contemporary portrait of Easterhouse by Glasgow-based artist, Colin James Tennant.
Exclusive to Paisley Museum and its Scottish premiere, Dougie Wallace’s latest body of work, Harrodsburg, continues to push the boundaries of the social documentary genre, turning his attention to the consequences of the rising economic and political power of the ‘one percent’
Dougie Wallace spent 4 years photographing the now defunct black and yellow Premier Padmini cabs of Bombay falling for their garish, psychedelic interiors and the elusive charisma of the drivers. Between the golden hours of 4-6pm Wallace could been seen on the streets of Bombay loitering with intent at busy junctions or at traffic lights ready to ambush. Road Wallah demonstrates Dougie Wallace’s tremendous technical ability, his use of colour, composition and humour, to produce photographs of depth and beauty.
Peripheral Histories features work by Calum Douglas, Alan Knox, Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte and Sarah Amy Fishlock. Each photographer has a distinct body of work but shares thematic, aesthetic and conceptual overlaps.
Sibylle Bergemann was a leading contemporary German photographers whose works are astonishingly diverse, covering subjects such as fashion, reportage, photographic essays, urban and rural landscapes and portraits.
The exhibition is a presentation of works from the Turner Prize winning Wolfgang Tillmans' series Neue Welt (New World) which were purchased for Glasgow Museums’ collection under the Art Fund International scheme (2007 -12).