Established in 1977 as Edinburgh’s specialist photographic centre, STILLS is now recognised as one of Scotland’s leading centres for research, production and exhibition of contemporary art inspired by existing and emerging technologies.
Open daily 11am - 6pm
We provide two fully equipped digital labs and five purpose built darkrooms. These resources can be hired by individuals and groups and prove useful spaces to meet other artists, learn about creative opportunities and discuss ideas. Individual and communal darkrooms, 9 colour/black and white enlargers, 5 large format colour/black and white enlargers, Black and white film processing, Black and white printing, Colour printing (with Scotland’s only public access dry-to-dry colour printer), dry mounting press.
Here Comes Everybody
- 31 July — 23 October 2015
Here Comes Everybody is an exhibition of work by kennardphillipps, the collaborative practice of London-based artists Peter Kennard and Cat Phillipps, formed in 2003 in response to the invasion of Iraq.
The large accumulation of photographic imagery, comprised of photomontage, digital prints and found newspapers is displayed alongside a major new installation, which explores ideas around image consumption, production and camera surveillance. Through the creation of a ‘cauldron’ of material, the artists will highlight what they describe as the ‘cause and effect’ of a range of global issues such as financial austerity, climate change, disease and war.
kennardphillipps show their work in public spaces of all kinds ranging from the street, museums, galleries, newspapers, magazines and the internet. Here Comes Everybody will represent a continuation of their interest in making work that is a critical tool, connected to international movements for social and political change: "We don’t see the work as separate to social and political movements that are confronting established political and economic systems. We see it as part of those movements, the visual arm of protest."
Artist Talk: kennardphillips
- 31 July 2015 1-2pm
kennardphillips will talk about their works' engagement with current social political issues through art and activism/ Working with events as they happen rather than in retrospect.
They will talk and show images desctribing how they use different materials and processes in relation to where the work is going to be located, and how argument and debate is at the core of their practice.
23 Cockburn Street
The Richard Hough Photographic and Digital Resource
0131 622 6200
0131 622 6201