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SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

 

A selection of three of David's prints are being shown in the exhibition 'When We Were Young' at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.

The exhibition runs from November 2017 - May 2018 and features a number of Scotland's most highly acclaimed street photographers. 

A link to the exhibition website can be found here

 

EXHIBITION: CLYDEBANK MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

 

Both Glasgow '68 and World prints to be shown in Clydebank later this year.

August - October 2017

 

PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, ST ANDREWS

The University of St Andrews is celebrating 175 years of Scottish photography. There will be 19 different venues around the town exhibiting a selection of portfolios including some of David's images from both his Glasgow and international work.

Talk: The Street Wise Photography of David Peat by David Bruce

10th September 2016

17.30-18.30 

The Byre Theatre

Abbey St

KY16 9LA

Free admission

Selection of prints on show:

1st August - 11th September

Cafe in the Square

4 Church Street

K16 9NN

View the festival website here

EXHIBITION: PANTER & HALL, LONDON

 

A selection of David’s Glasgow ’68 prints will be shown at the Panter and Hall Gallery in January 2016.

 

11-12 Pall Mall

SW1Y 5LU

 

13 – 22 January 2016

 

 

EXHIBITION:  'DOON THE BACK' 

 

A photographic exhibition of 60s childhood on the streets of Glasgow by David Peat.

 

This presentation of photographic works by Scots documentary filmmaker David Peat is a subtly staggering collection of work – an eye-opening historical document, a rich exploration of the art of street photography and a masterful display of control in wringing the authentically human out of a cruel situation.

 

'Doon the Back' is dedicated to his work in the condemned tenements of Glasgow in 1968, focusing almost exclusively on children of an age that affords them to look cheeky rather than truly menacing, as bright-eyed and often smartly-dressed young boys and girls tip paint on the pavement and brandish sticks at the camera amid litter-engulfed, window-boarded streets which resemble those of a war zone.

 

Towards the end of the set a tentative picture of the future emerges, as sleek, modernist tower blocks emerge from the scorched earth of the old Glasgow. Peat’s technical skill and ability to capture images with humorous pathos and clear narrative are strong and clear.

 

- Throughout May 2015 
- Open Daily: 10am-4pm (except Monday) 
- Helensburgh Gallery and Visitors Centre, Clocktower, East Clyde Street G84 7PA 


EXHIBITION:  SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY: COLLECTING NOW - FEATURING THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF DAVID PEAT

Including photographs, paintings, drawings and sculpture and spanning the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Collecting Now celebrates many of the recent acquisitions that have entered the Portrait Gallery collection since 2010. It features a double portrait by Cecile Walton from around 1911, a portrait by Edwaird Baird from 1932, a group of silver gelatin prints by David Peat from the late 1960s, a self-portrait by Alison Watt from 1986–7, and a chromogenic print by Viviane Sassen from 2011.

- 8th May - 20th September 2015 
- Open daily 10am-5pm (7pm on Thursday).  Admission Free.
- Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street Edinburgh EH2 1JD


EXHIBITION:  DAVID PEAT: PHOTOGRAPHER - A RETROSPECTIVE 
The roots of David's photography lie firmly in the classic street photography genre. Continually inspired by the masters of street photography and their skill at seeing and hunting a meaningful image within a moment in time, Peat has quietly built his own personal portfolio of images during a working life around the world.  

- Voted one of the top exhibitions of 2012 by the List Magazine
- 27th September - 26th October 2013
- Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT


BOOK:  AN EYE ON THE WORLD by DAVID PEAT
Just published by The Watermill, in memory of photographer and film-maker David Peat. Peat’s work, as an award-winning documentary film cameraman had taken him to many parts of the globe. During his travels he would often wander off with his camera. These images above all showed a unique ability to 'capture' his subject without intruding, and a superb attention to details of composition that make photographs artistic images. Images range from shadows on the walls of Sydney Opera house to the streets of Ecuador and street parades in Barcelona to the stern looks of two women in Mallorca. 

- Click here for more information or to purchase


EXHIBITION: DAVID PEAT - THE HIDDEN GALLERY, GLASGOW
Eight of David's renowned photographs will be on display during Glasgow's West End Festival.  

- June 2013
- Open: Tue to Sat - 11am to 5pm


THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY purchase 40 of David's handmade silver gelatine Glasgow 1968 prints for their archive.

- May 2013


BBC TWO SCOTLAND - A Life Through the Lens: David Peat  

- 5th June 2012
In this documentary, David looks back at forty years in television and celebrates the importance of documentaries. 

Watch clips from 'A Life Through the Lens: David Peat' by clicking HERE 


DAVID PEAT: PHOTOGRAPHER - A RETROSPECTIVE 
- 8th June - 5th August 2012 - Streetlevel Photoworks, 103 Trongate Glasgow

 

BOOK LAUNCH: AN EYE ON THE STREET - PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID PEAT
Published by Renaissance Press on 8th June 2012 - Priced £9.99 
Contributors include Alan Spence, Robin Gillanders, David Bruce and Billy Connolly
(Click here to order a copy)

 

HELENSBURGH ADVERTISER - 5th June 2012
Show will be David's legacy

 

THE SCOTSMAN - 4th June 2012
David Peat: New show to put focus on filmmaker’s photography

 

THE DAILY RECORD - Seven Days Magazine - 26th May 2012
Award-winning Scottish film-maker David Peat's final days captured by the BBC

 

THE INDEPENDENT - 11th May 2012
David Peat: Film-maker who put Scottish life and hardships on screen

 

THE HERALD - 21st April 2012
Billy Connolly: 'I owe David so much - I will miss him'

 

THE HERALD - 19th April 2012
David Peat: Documentary film-maker and photographer

 

THE DAILY RECORD - 18th April 2012
BAFTA winning documentary maker David Peat 

 

BBC NEWS - David Peat: Obituary
Sadly, David passed away on the 16th April 2012, following a long battle with Myeloma.  

 

BBC NEWS -  23rd February 2012
Billy Connolly 'Troubles' film airs

 

PRODUCTION BASE - 17th November 2011
Winner -  UK OUTSTANDING FREELANCER OF THE YEAR

 

BRITISH ACADEMY SCOTLAND AWARDS - 13th November 2011
David is presented with the Oustanding Contribution to Craft Award 
(In memory of Robert McCann)

 

BBC NEWS - 13th July 2011
Eye on the world: David Peat's street photography
Audio Slideshow

 

THE SCOTSMAN - 29th May 2011
Profile: David Peat - Photographer

 

THE HERALD - 29th Nov 2009
Snapshots of a lost city

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