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Impressions on tour: Beyond the Border at The Granary Gallery, Berwick

Sat, 21st Jan, 2017

Exhibition on tour
The Granary Gallery, Berwick Visual Arts, 18 February to 14 May 2017


Since the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence, Scotland has faced an ongoing intense period of scrutiny. Political shifts in the 2015 general election and the 2016 European referendum ensure Scotland remains in the spotlight of national, and indeed international, politics. As the country continues to go through a period of reflection, change and re-evaluation, Beyond the Border by photography collective Document Scotland, is a timely examination of Scottish identity aiming to challenge clichés and explore the land its people and identity.

Sophie Gerrard's Drawn to the Land is an intimate look at the role woman play in shaping the rural Scottish landscape. From Highland crofters to Lowland farmers, Gerrard explores how their lives interrelate with the land in which they live and work.

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert's Edge of an Empire brings history to life in a fascinating study of the Antonine Wall, the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire, as the wall crosses through central Scotland attracting visitors and living history groups alike.

Stephen McLaren reveals the world of Americans with Scottish ancestry who retain close affinity with the ‘Old Country’, even through they may never set foot there. McLaren’s series American Always, Scottish Forever depicts the athletes, musicians, artists, and visitors attending California's burgeoning Highland Games season.

Colin McPherson presents A Fine Line, a year-long exploration of the physical border between Scotland and England, examining and questioning the very nature of the frontier and how it looks from the Scottish side.

Beyond The Border is curated by Anne McNeil.

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© Colin McPherson

© Colin McPherson

© Colin McPherson © Sophie Gerrard © Stephen McLaren © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert