As Others See Us: Portraits from the Highlands

RSA Finlay Room 


A touring exhibition in partnership with Highland Council Exhibitions Unit & Highland 2007


Continuing with the theme of Highland Culture in 2007, As Others See Us celebrates the long tradition of artist's portraiture by artists whose work has specific links with the Highlands.


Twelve artists have been invited to participate to create both a self-portrait and a portrait of another artist. The artist's brief was to pair with another artist, either of interest to them or as suggested by the curator, thereby creating both a literal and artistic dialogue between them. There will be at least 24 works from the 6 pairings, but other appropriate pieces relevant to the theme may be added.


There will also be a full colour catalogue available with images, short artist's bios and statements. As this exhibition required many of the artists to explore outside of their usual working boundaries, the essays reflect on how they responded to this challenge of being both the observer and the observed. The exhibition has been curated by Gordon Brown of Brown's Gallery, Tain.


Participating artists: John Byrne, Steven Campbell, Calum Colvin, John Bellany, Alex Main, David Eustace, Allan Macdonald, Eugenie Vronskaya, Craig Mackay, Pat Semple, Gordon Robin Brown, and others TBC


As Others See Us will also tour to:


Swanson Gallery, Thurso
4 - 25 August 2007


IMAG (Inverness Museum & Art Gallery)
1 - 29 September 2007