A LOCAL photographer is to feature an exhibition of shots encompassing the area’s agricultural side.
David Moses, who was brought up on a farm near Challoch, brings ‘This is the Land’ to Newton Stewart Library from next Friday, 6 May, for a week.
David said: “The title loosely derives itself from Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Scottish Scene where he talks of “.....folk in the byre whose lantern light is a glimmer through the sleet as they muck and bend and tend the kye, and milk the milk into tin pails, in curling froth – they are The Land in as great a measure.”
“So rather than an exploration of the long furrowed rigs, it is more about how people, and how they work and change alongside the various cycles of the land - from day to night, season to season and year to year. There is always a repetition, a sense of what is past and what is ahead.” Having left Wigtownshire to pursue studies 10 years ago, David has recently returned with his wife and the pair are embracing life in the region away from the cities they lived in previously.
David continued: “The beauty of living and working in Wigtownshire is that it has such great light. For me, it is the best in the whole country. It turns the ordinary into the magical. I have taken advantage of this great light as much as I can, whether it is a thin slither of light or whether it is softly wrapping around my subject, showing the detail and texture.
“The project is ongoing and I am looking for participants. If anyone wants to be involved please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The exhibition runs from Fri 6th May at 6.30 until the following Sunday 15th May.
Opening hours - Monday: 2.00pm to 7.30pm; Tuesday: 10.00am to 7.30pm; Wednesday: 10.00am to 1.00pm, 2.00pm to 5.00pm; Thursday: 10.00am to 5.00pm; Friday: 10.00am to 7.30pm; Saturday: 10.00am to 1.00pm; 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Admission is free.
Opening evening Fri 6th May 6.30pm - 7.30pm, all welcome.