© Jenny Gilbertson, (with Cuthbert Cayley)’, 1938/39. Courtesy of Shetland Museum & Archives
Saturday 7th October 2-4pm: Drop in sessions. Alyne E Jones, Director of Vanishing Scotland, will be available to share stories about The Highland Home Industries and Isabell Burton MacKenzie’s 1912 diary.
This exhibition brings together the work of seven women who recorded life in Highlands and Islands Scotland, between 1905 and 1940.
'Co-roinn | Glean' (Sharing Glean) presents how they responded with their cameras to life in Scotland’s rural communities. Their work is drawn from archives across Scotland, ranging from Galloway to Shetland.
The women presented a different narrative of Scotland, one where disappearing ways of traditional life are shown alongside modern-day life. Ranging from life in Benbecula, South Uist, St Kilda, Orkney and Shetland, themes include landscape and nature, recording communities, school and working the land. Burton MacKenzie and Banks independently visited Benbecula. Shaw lived for five years in North Glendale, South Uist.
The women presented a different narrative of Scotland, one where disappearing ways of traditional life are shown alongside modern day life. Ranging from life in Benbecula, South Uist, St Kilda, Orkney and Shetland, themes include landscape and nature, recording communities, school life and working the land.
The exhibition is curated by Jenny Brownrigg (The Glasgow School of Art Exhibitions Director) in partnership with Vanishing Scotland Archive. It builds on ‘Glean: early women filmmakers and photographers in Scotland’, City Art Centre, Edinburgh (2022/23).
Supported by: Storas Uibhist, The Glasgow School of Art, Vanishing Scotland Archive, Museum nan Eilean & Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
With thanks to:
City Art Centre, Dumfries Museum, The National Trust for Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath, Shetland Museum & Archive, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, National Library of Scotland
Museum nan Eilean
Lionacleit, Isle of Benbecula HS7 5PJ, UK
Entry by donation