On Wednesday the 25th of October the walking group visited Street Level Photoworks here in Trongate 103. We saw Simon Murphy’s ‘Govanhill’, an ambitious project spanning several years of street photography of it’s residents. Shot on black and white film these photographs are presented in an array of sizes and styles of display. We were treated to a talk from Murphy himself as he explained his process of ‘traipsing the streets’ for interesting individuals to chat with and ultimately photograph. We see people in alternative fashion, walking their pets and just going about daily life. It’s hard to pick favourites as these are all such interesting subjects and compositions but the three that stood out to me are ‘Eliza’ a young girl wearing her cat over her shoulders, ‘Edith & Dylan’ two young adults at a skate park and ‘Lula’ a teen clutching a stuffed opossum. The exhibition runs until January 24th 2024.
We then had a little time left so most of us headed to the Glasgow Print Studio gallery where they currently have three different artists exhibiting. Downstairs is Alistair Gow’s ‘Mostly Trees…’, while Gregory Moore is their current featured artist. Both exhibits run until 28th October. Upstairs Stuart Duffin RSA has ‘A Redder Sun’ which is on until 18th November.
Text and Photographs by Morag Macgilchrist