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Documenting 1930s’ Scottish Highlands and Islands life

The photographers M.E.M. Donaldson, Jenny Gilbertson and Margaret Fay Shaw

Cait 5Lunchtime Lecture

Thursday 9 June 2016, 1pm – 2pm, Room to Discover

In this lecture, looking at examples of Jenny Gilbertson, M.E.M. Donaldson and Margaret Fay Shaw’s work from 1920s’-1940s’, Jenny Brownrigg will explore  if these three women offered a different reading on the landscape and communities of the North from their better known male contemporaries. Through archival sources, alongside their film, photography and literature outputs, she will present their aims, methods and examples of their work.

Jenny Brownrigg is Exhibitions Director and a researcher at The Glasgow School of Art. She was awarded research leave in Oct-Dec 2015 to look at Jenny Gilbertson, MEM Donaldson and Margaret Fay Shaw and how they documented 1930s’ Scottish Highlands and Islands life. During this time she visited archives relating to the women at Shetland Museum & Archives, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, National Trust for Scotland Canna House (Isle of Canna) and National Library of Scotland. For more information http://jennybrownrigg.wordpress.com

£3.50 Booking is essential, in person at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, call 01463 237114 or email [email protected]