Navigating Stevenson

Gadd, Sara (2003) Navigating Stevenson. [Exhibition]

Item Type: Exhibition
Event Summary: Navigating Stevenson/Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh /31 January - 11 May 2003
Creators: Gadd, Sara
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Navigating Stevenson is a project that sets out to re-create the spaces inhabited by Robert Louis Stevenson in his travels across the Pacific and his final destination on Samoa. The project involved research into the archives held at The Writer’s Museum and The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. Using a combination of CAD software and digital imaging each of the 9 images combined virtual representations, based on archive photographs, with photographic images of Stevenson’s actual artefacts. The work proposed a new way of creating images that can enhance our knowledge about historical events, or fill gaps in an existing archive. It was also published in book form by the National Galleries of Scotland (ISBN 1903278411, 2003), which included essays by Elaine Greig, James Lawson, Catherine Moriarty.

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Date: 31 January 2003
Additional Information: The exhibition toured to four other venues: Callendar House, Falkirk (2003); Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde (2003); Brighton Museum Art Gallery (2004); Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter (2004). There was a one day symposium on the ideas generated by the project held at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery (2003), with contributions by Sara Gadd, Mohini Chandra, Jenni Calder and Elizabeth Edwardes. The project was supported by Scottish Arts Council and was reviewed in the following papers, The Scotsman, The Herald, Edinburgh News and The Scottish Express.
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Depositing User: Ex Falmouth Staff
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2014 10:04
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 16:03


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