Everything Flows

David Gordon
David Gordon
  • 23 July –
    15 August10:00 – 16:00

Admission is FREE

A coastal trail of exhibitions as part of Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21

23rd July to 15th August 2021 

Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00am to 4.00pm

"Everything Flows"

David Gordon - Fishing the Minch

"Everything Flows" is a specially curated coastal exhibition trail programmed and curated by Street Level Photoworks and supported by EventScotland as part of the Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21. 

As a young photographer, David Gordon boarded the ‘Fiery Cross’, a fishing boat based in Stornoway on the Western Isles. With skipper Donald MacDonald and his crew, he journeyed to the Minch - the strait of water between the Outer Hebrides and mainland Scotland as the crew trawled for their catch.

The Fishing the Minch photographs were uniquely exhibited in what at the time was described as “the first flyposted exhibition in the country” by the Half Moon Photography Workshop in the East End of London in 1980.

Today, over forty years later, the entire edit of these historic images has been rediscovered, scanned and printed. They show the wider industry and daily life in Stornoway during the late 1970s and early 80s.

This is a fascinating glimpse into a world of work and play that has now all but disappeared. Shot in a classic 35mm black and white documentary style, Gordon’s narrative takes the viewer from the rough seas of the Atlantic back to the photographer’s boyhood town.

These tender, quiet images are a portal back to a lost past, yet in their simplicity they echo a rhythm that is timeless and entirely recognisable.

This exhibition, and events around it, are part of an ongoing partnership between Dunoon Burgh Hall and Street Level Photoworks.  

 

Dates

  • 23 July –
    15 August10:00 – 16:00

Admission is FREE