Nori Rakhra - People and Places
House for an Art Lover is delighted to present the exhibition People and Places by Glasgow-based photographer Nori Rakhra.
The exhibition includes a suite of specially commissioned photographs by Nori that mark our twentieth anniversary and celebrate the success of House for an Art Lover in 2016.
The exhibition will run from 25/10/16 - 13/02/17 in the Cafe Gallery.
Exhibition preview will take place on Thursday 27th October, 6pm - 8pm. All welcome.
House for An Art Lover’s Twentieth Anniversary Portfolio
The suite of photographs by Nori Rakhra has been commissioned by the House for An Art Lover in celebration of its twentieth anniversary. The concept takes the idea of Charles Rennie Mackin-tosh’s 1901 portfolio of fourteen drawings for the House for An Art Lover, transposing a set of contemporary images that reflect the House and its work in 2016. The series of photographs has been inspired by conversations with David Leslie and Jimmy Cosgrove, both of whom have worked towards the success that the House represents today. Through informal dialogue, Nori Rakhra’s photographs pin-point a thought or observation, creatively capturing the rich and varied narrative of the House and its place in the interpretation of the Mackintosh story for Glasgow. With the ear-ly formation of the Art Park and its commissioned sculptural pieces, the House continues to evolve as a thriving arts venue. The Studio Pavilion opened in 2014 is a marker of this significant achievement, and as a new and exciting space for exhibitions and studio practice, its presence has been combined with the creation of a Heritage Centre. This has not only added a new resource for Govan’s history, but also helped to transform the working buildings around it into experimental spaces for creative practitioners from across the visual arts. The photographs aim to capture the essence of the House for An Art Lover in 2016, and present a contemporary view that records moments of reflection.