Commute

By Derek Mitchell

14th October – 9th November

Derek Mitchell explores the gaps between locations on his commute to work and around Scotland.

Creating images from the patterns, lights, architecture and people that inhabit those spaces. This exhibit brings together glimpses of our everyday environments that most people rush past, heads full of caffeine and eyes glued to phones.

Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 2011 with a degree in Environmental Art, Mitchell returned to photography as a primary creative tool, stating the immediacy of the medium, its ability to fluidly switch from a realist to graphic representation as a completely immersive creative experience, found on the streets around us.

Campbell Skinner

13th – 30th November

Campbell Skinner is a Greenock born and based award winning photographer.

The exhibition at the beacon provides the opportunity for me to share my interest in the different areas of photography including local scenes, Scotland, nature, sport and abstract Photography. Photography is fun, its creative and provides memories to treasure. It is always rewarding when others appreciate and enjoy the images you have created. It is all about capturing the moment or creating something different.

“This is my first exhibition in my home town so I am keen that everyone has the opportunity to see the work I do.” – Campbell Skinner

Glimpses

by Anne Goldrick

5th – 31st December

Distilling the essence of the landscape and capturing an atmosphere within her paintings is a constant theme in Anne’s work.

Her new work breaks with the notion of the carefully constructed view and instead offers fleeting glimpses and reflections as they may be encountered on a journey through a landscape.

Scale and perspective are repeatedly changing so that one moment a fragment of landscape (heather/grass/rock/stream) is in sharp focus and the next the ‘whole’ (distant field/ streambed / valley /mountain) emerges.

Flickering light and moving shadow draw the viewer in and hint at the rhythm of the journey accompanied by an everchanging horizon.