A Stone’s Throw comprises 65 silver gelatine photographs made on Robben Island, South Africa. In addition to the island’s proximity to Cape Town, the title refers to a history of political prisoners forced to quarry and crush stone and to the so-called ‘klipgooiers’ (‘stone throwers’), dissidents who were imprisoned on the island in 1976.

All images were made while facing south so that aspects of the island are framed against the constant backdrop of Table Mountain a few kilometres across Table Bay. They are arranged in groups of eight, each suggesting a notional day that begins with an exposure made soon after sunrise and progresses to one made shortly before dusk.

Roger Palmer is an artist based in Glasgow. He has made several projects in South Africa,
the first of which, Precious Metals, toured to the Third Eye Centre, Glasgow in 1987.

David Bellingham is an artist and publisher based in Copenhagen and Glasgow

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A Stone’s Throw 2.5

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    CCA Glasgow

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    350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD, UK

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    0141 352 4900

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