DalkeithPhoto Symposium

Saturday 07 Sep

Join us at Dalkeith Palace for the DalkeithPhoto Symposium 2024 – an all day, in person event celebrating and exploring DalkeithPhoto, Neo Pictorialism and much more.

DalkeithPhoto Symposium

Event Details

This is a full-day symposium, taking place at Dalkeith Palace on Saturday 07 September 2024. An inspiring and engaging day to launch the DalkeithPhoto exhibition and event programme.

Tickets are available priced £55pp. Tickets include refreshments and a light lunch.

Symposium Programme

Introduction Zelda Cheatle, photography curator and author

Keynote lecture:

Changing Ideals in Pictorial Photography. Pictorialism and the Royal Photographic Society. Michael Pritchard, Photo historian, Consultant to the Royal Photographic Society.

Constructed Photography. Exhibiting Scottish artist Calum Colvin in conversation with Squaring the Circle artists Tom Hunter and Spencer Rowell.

Cameraless Imagery and Early Printing Techniques. Artist Alex Hamilton in conversation with artists Susan Derges, Angela Chalmers and Joy Gregory.

Scottish Archives, Photographic Albums, Aristocracy and Collections. A conversation with Walter Dalkeith, Luke Gartlan and Alex Lindsay.

Keynote lecture:

The Two-way Gaze: Scotland and the Invention of Social Documentary Photography. Sara Stevenson, photographic historian, writer and expert on early Scottish photography.

The Art and Application of the Daguerreotype.Takashi Arai, artist.

Tour of the Exhibition, the Interaction of Painting & Photography, Pictorialism and Neo Pictorialism with exhibiting Squaring the Circles artists Tom Hunter, David George and Celine Bodin.

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