Island Darkroom is delighted to be exhibiting the work of Orcadian photographer, Frances Scott. Having exhibited her work to great acclaim throughout Scotland at the likes of Stills: Centre for Photography in Edinburgh and The Pier Arts Centre in Stromness among many others, this is Frances’s first exhibition in the Western Isles.

Her long-term project Undertow presents a quietly observant and detailed exploration of the coastlines of her home islands, paired with exquisite hand-written maps.

UNDERTOW: This series is an evolving body of work which explores the changing relationship between an islander and her home, as Frances Scott walks the coastlines of the Orkney archipelago. Named after the endless pull of the sea, ‘Undertow’ echoes the rhythm and repetition of the waves, seasons, and the experience of walking itself. Recording each section of coastline through photographs and hand-written maps, Frances’ work considers the nature of belonging, and how it can be formed anew, by walking the brink where land meets sea.

Image Caption

© Frances Scott

Opening Event

Saturday 14th May 5-8pm at Island Darkroom

  • Venue

    Island Darkroom

  • Address

    Achmore, Isle of Lewis HS2 9DU, UK

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