Photographer James Deegan returns to the Williamson after his recent exhibition People of Williamson with a fresh look at the local faces of the nearby Oxton Village.
People of Oxton is a portrait project by local photographer, James Deegan. Over the last six months James has photographed over a 100 different people who live, work or have a strong connection to the area. All of the images were taken in Oxton locations special to the subject – such as the home, garden, favourite spot or place of work. These ‘environmental portraits’ are intended to reveal something about the character of the people, as well as of the area itself.
The portraits will go on show at the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum in May, to coincide with the ‘Secret Gardens of Oxton’ event. There will also be a booklet to accompany the exhibition with the portraits accompanied by quotes and stories from the people involved. This time capsule, the images and words of local people, is intended as a unique and intimate snapshot of Oxton in 2018.
James is giving a short talk on his exhibition at 1pm at the Gallery the 13th of May as part of the Secret Gardens of Oxton.
Please remember that the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum is free to visit and is open from 10am until 5pm Wednesday to Sunday. Gallery Eleven, where this exhibition will be housed is frequently used by groups for meetings and may be in-accessible at certain times during the week. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturday mid-mornings are such times. Please seek advice from desk staff as to whether it is possible to view, if you have any doubt. Feel free to ring ahead to check 0151 666 3537.