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Steven Berkoff: Gorbals 1966

2 March 2019 until 4 April 2019
Lillie Art Gallery

Steven Berkoff’s Gorbals 1966 travels to Lillie Art Gallery after it’s debut at Street Level Photoworks in 2018.

The work covers a period in the Autumn of 1966, when Berkoff was an actor with The Citizens Theatre, which at that time was directed by Michael Blakemore. In the days he had off from acting, he would be out exploring with his camera, using that time to photograph the environment around The Citizens.
He was fascinated by the the appalling decay of The Gorbals, which was waiting for the iron ball of the demolition workers. These photographs capture most of it just in time. Like many photographers he was drawn to slums and decay, ‘because these are the areas in which I was brought up.’

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A video presentation of the work, featuring narration from Steven Berkoff, is also on show on the Screen Machine during March and April:

Lillie Art Gallery
Station Rd, Milngavie, Glasgow G62 8BZ

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am–1pm, 2–5pm
Sunday: Closed



© Steven Berkoff

© Steven Berkoff