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A Silvered Light - Scottish Art Photography from the City's Permanent Collection

6 Dec 2013 – 30 Nov 2014

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A Silvered Light - Scottish Art Photography from the City's Permanent Collection

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Scottish Art Photography selected from Dundee City's permanent collection will be displayed in an exhibition organised by The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum. This exhibition will showcase images from over 50 photographers collected in the 28 years following the purchase of two important early photographs by Thomas Joshua Cooper in 1985. Dundee was the first local authority to collect fine art photography and this has resulted in a significant collection representing many of the major Scottish-based photographers of the late twentieth century. Scotland has had a leading role in the development of photography — indeed it is claimed that photography is the only art form that Scots have practiced to the highest standard from the time of its invention. This exhibition will allow visitors to explore the different ways in which the selected artists used the medium of photography in fine art and include work from Calum Colvin, Oscar Marzaroli, Maud Sulter, Emma Hamilton, Patricia MacDonald and David Williams. The exhibition will be changing focus throughout the year. In addition, there will be a series of linked events taking place throughout 2014. Please check the McManus website and Facebook for updated information.

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