Inter-Fife 5 WayCamera Club Exhibition
4th May – 13th June
There are five photographic societies in Fife, Cupar Camera Club, Dunfermline Photographic Association, Glenrothes Camera Club, Kirkcaldy Photographic Society and St Andrews Photographic Society, all of whom are affiliated to the Scottish Photographic Federation. Every year, at the close of their winter season of activities, the clubs meet for the Inter- Fife five way competition, at which members submit a selection of their best images for judging, expert comment and the awarding of trophies.This exhibition presents an edited selection of each club’s photographs from their competition entries.
Images from Afghanistan by Derek Noble
22nd June – 1st August
This exhibition of photographs is the work of Glenrothes based photographer Derek Noble. The work on display were all taken whilst Noble was on a 6 month tour of duty in Afghanistan with the 52nd Infantry Brigade, of the British Army. The photographs show aspects of life for the serving soldiers in Helmand province and the civilians affected by conflict.
Lolitas by Louise Kennedy
10th August – 19th September
This exhibition offers an insight into the complex and colourful world of ‘Lolitas’ in Scotland.
A Lolita could be best described as an individual who follows the Japanese subculture of wearing western inspired Victorian and Rocco style Japanese fashion. The movement began in Japan during the 1970’s. This subculture has dominated Japan for many years, but it has only been in the last decade that it has spread to many other countries in the world, including Scotland. Although the world of the Lolita is a fairly unknown and secretive subculture, this fashion has become a growing trend among young women. Louise Kennedy's exhibition is an exploration of Scottish women who have embraced this lifestyle.
Evidence - landscape
28th September – 7th November
Evidence, is an exhibition around the landscape and its use by humans through time that brings together the work of three photographers, David Paterson, Jack Luke and Lynsey Bell. Paterson's'Out of time (Memories of the Neolithic )' black and white photography of the plethora of neolithic remains - specifically standing stones and stone circles - which are spread throughout the UK. Jack Luke's colour work 'The Bings' explores thespoil-heaps comprised from the tailings of the once globally important shale-oil industry, which was centred in West Lothian. Bell's work 'The Beauty of Oatslie' explores a landfill site in the Pentlands and the 21st century re-making of the landscape.
Photography from Malawi
16th November – 9th January
This exhibition of vibrant photographic images, were created by a selection of photographers based in Malawi, Africa. The exhibiting of these photographers is part of a cultural exchange between FOTOSPACE Gallery and the Blantyre Arts Festival in Malawi, instigated by the recent community photographic project, created and developed by Jenni Gudgeon, between schools and participants in Fife and Malawi in 2014. This exchange builds on the long established historical links between the Malawi and Scotland.