Jacobites by Name. (Various works, mixed media). Exhibition at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 14 Nov 2015 → 27 Mar 2016

Calum Colvin (Artist)

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

    Abstract

    This project explores the legacy of the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745. The research will lead to a body of artworks exploring this defining moment in Scottish history. A basis of constructed stage-sets, composed from objects and artefacts relating to the subject, will be painted with imagery alluding to the matrix of meanings embedded in this iconic historical period. The photographs will generate a nuanced semiotics of the key moments
    and wider myth of the Stuart dynasty: an open-ended series of references, of riddles and puzzles, of ‘facts’ and beliefs that connote the multifaceted legacy of the Jacobite Rising.
    This exhibition proposes to utilise new processes of digital photographic presentation to create a series of diverse photographic works arranged as a form of intervention within the Collection on display in the SNPG Jacobite
    Gallery (augmented by strategic loans from Highland Region). These will include the rarefied and the popular paraphernalia of the Jacobite legacy; so utilising popular imagery, glass and ceramic objects, intriguing optical
    devices, and, the repository of ephemera that reference the secret history of the Jacobite cause. The photographs will explore the evolution of mythologized and factual representations of the Jacobites as developed over the last three hundred years, and re-evaluate their import and influence in contemporary Scotland.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEdinburgh
    PublisherScottish National Portrait Gallery
    Media of outputOther
    Size27 works
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventJacobites by Name - Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Duration: 14 Nov 201527 Mar 2016
    https://www.nationalgalleries.org/visit/scottish-national-portrait-gallery-23551/exhibitions/calum-colvin

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    Names
    Scottish National Portrait Gallery
    Edinburgh
    Mixed Media
    Jacobites
    Imagery
    Artwork
    Repository
    Riddles
    Dynasty
    Causes
    Loans
    Import
    Stage Sets
    Iconic
    Ephemera
    Secret History
    Artifact
    Historical Periods
    Highlands

    Keywords

    • Jacobites
    • Photography
    • Sculpture
    • Painting
    • artefacts
    • Art

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