Tom Normand will open the evening with a discussion of the book The Constructed Worlds of Calum Colvin. Calum will then talk about individual works in the exhibition (and possibly use projections); he will also deal with the ways in which the book reflects on these works: and the things the book leaves out. A conversational and informal talk followed by a Q&A session.
Born in Glasgow in 1961, Calum Colvin has exhibited his work nationally and internationally for over thirty years since graduating from the Royal College of Art in London with an MA in Photography in 1985. He has won numerous awards over the years, including the Higashikawa Overseas Photographer Award in 1997 and was a winner of one of the first Scottish Arts Council Creative Scotland Awards from which he created the acclaimed exhibition for the SNPG: Ossian, Fragments of Ancient Poetry in 2001. He was awarded an OBE the same year and is Professor of Fine Art Photography at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design University of Dundee.
Colvin’s artworks have been widely exhibited in venues as diverse as Orkney, Los Angeles and Ecuador. He has completed a number of portrait commissions for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the RSA. His works are represented in numerous collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art New York; The Museum of Fine Art Houston; The Tate Gallery London and the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow.
Tickets are £5 and are available from the Pittenweem Arts Festival Box Office here or in person at 47 High Street, Pittenweem.