Gray’s exhibition to showcase work of renowned photographer

Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art is to host an exhibition of photography which has been produced using historical and experimental processes, including images by renowned international documentary photographer, Jon Nicholson, and Edinburgh-based filmmaker, Alastair Cook.

Jon Nicholson - boy on bikeThe ‘Analogue Dreams’ exhibition will run from January 10 until February 3 at the 17 Gallery on Belmont Street and will feature work by a number of artists associated with Gray’s.

As photography has been radically digitalised over the last decade, there has been a recent upsurge in interest for some of the analogue processes, and Gray’s is one of the only places in Scotland which runs workshops in the oil print bromoil process.

During the exhibition, staff from Gray’s will hold a taster workshop on bromoil painting, a process which dates back to the 19th century.

Anne Campbell, who works at Gray’s and is curating the exhibition, commented: “This exciting exhibition explores a variety of different analogue photographic processes.

“Most people only get the opportunity to see such works as digital reproductions, either in books or online, which cannot capture the depth and physicality that such images often possess so we are delighted to have the opportunity to host this diverse body of work in the North-east.

“The work includes images from a variety of photographers with connections to the region either through work or study – including international documentary photographer Jon Nicholson, collodion wizard Alastair Cook, Kim Martin’s delicate cyanotypes and Anne Campbell’s Lith processes, with additional contributions from alumni and students from Gray’s School of Art.

“There will be opportunities to discuss the work and techniques used during the exhibition and to participate in a taster workshop about the bromoil process.”

Anyone wishing to book a place on the workshop or find out more about the exhibition can contact Anne Campbell on


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