Press Release: 03/07/17 – Screen Machine and Street Level Photoworks: Scotland’s Far North

Monday 3 July 2017

Screen Machine and Street Level Photoworks continue groundbreaking way of bringing photography exhibitions to cinema audiences.

Scotland’s Far North showcases work by three photographers in the Screen Machine mobile cinema.

Regional Screen Scotland (RSS) and Street Level Photoworks are again collaborating to bring a photography exhibition, Scotland’s Far North, to cinema-goers visiting the Screen Machine.

From June to October 2017, audiences seeing films such as Whisky Galore! and Their Finest will be able to enjoy, free of charge, an exhibition of work by three highly respected photographers from the mid to late 1970s. The work by Glyn Satterley, Chick Chalmers and Tom Kidd forms a 15 minute photo presentation which will be on the big screen immediately prior to the main feature.

This follows the first collaboration between RSS and Street Level in October 2016, when a presentation of work by John Maher, called Nobody’s Home, was seen by 1,283 visitors the the Screen Machine in 24 communities across the Highlands and Islands.

Robert Livingston, Director, Regional Screen Scotland, said:

“Research shows that Screen Machine audiences are happy to enjoy an art-form other than film, and we are delighted to be able to offer a second exhibition featuring work that is quite different from John Maher’s.”

Malcolm Dickson, Director, Street Level Photoworks, said:

“This presentation, which we have specially put together for the Screen Machine, compliments a major exhibition of work by the three photographers at Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow. They are candid and sympathetic images that show how Scotland’s far north managed to take its place in the modern world without losing too many of the customs and traditions which give these places their special character and ethos.”

The three bodies of work featured in Scotland’s Far North are from the mid to late 1970s, and provide a unique insight into Scotland’s remote landscape, islands and people. Glyn Satterley’s project Caithness and Sutherland presents a document of life in the neglected area of Caithness and Sutherland. Chick
Chalmers’ Orkney project and Tom Kidd’s Shetland both present fascinating photographic glimpses of these islands at a time of change. The major exhibition of Scotland’s Far North takes place at Street Level Photoworks, Trongate 103, Glasgow from 24 June to 27 August 2017.

Contact details

For more information on Regional Screen Scotland and Screen Machine, please contact:

Fiona Fowler, Marketing 0131 550 3734

For more information on Street Level Photoworks, please contact:

Malcolm Dickson, Director
malcolm@streetlevelphotoworks.org0141 552 2151

Editors Notes

About Screen Machine

Screen Machine is an 80-seat, air conditioned mobile cinema which brings the latest films to remote and rural areas of Scotland. It is the only full time, self-contained digital mobile cinema in the UK. Screen Machine tours 35-40 communities in the North and West of Scotland and each tour lasts approximately 10 weeks. Now in its 20th year of operation, it has recently undergone a major re-fit which will ensure that the facility is in service well into the 2020s.

About Regional Screen Scotland

Regional Screen Scotland is the national agency which aims to help more people, in more places, share great screen experiences. It does this through owning and operating the Screen Machine and through the Your Cinema, Your Community programme which helps communities and organisations to develop cinema and screening facilities across Scotland.RSS is a Regularly Funded client of Creative Scotland and also receives funding from Highlands & Islands Enterprise and support from the Royal Bank of Scotland and Caledonian MacBrayne.

About Street Level Photoworks

Street Level is a leading photography arts organisation that provides artists and the public with a range of opportunities to see, make and engage with photography. It is a gallery and open access photographic production facility . It provides a programme in the city of Glasgow and in Scotland that is challenging and accessible, local and international, diverse and highly individual. The programme’s reach and inclusiveness is extended through community collaboration and a partnership network of local, regional and national venues. This increases access to the arts for all of those who want to participate. “Street Level provides inspiring encounters with photography for all; a place that is embedded locally and connected internationally, a creative setting to make, engage with; and buy photography

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