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Tom Kidd - Shetland

9 November 2019 until 17 November 2019
The Weaving Shed Gallery

Opening and Q+A with Tom Kidd, 2pm Saturday 9th November. Prints for sale and to order.

Tom Kiddʼs ʻShetlandʼ presents a fascinating photographic insight into life in the Shetland archipelago in the 1980s at a time of change with the effects of the oil industry on the traditional life of the islands. Candid and sympathetic, the images show that aspects of traditional island life managed to take its place in the modern world without losing too many of the customs and traditions which gives Shetland it’s special character and ethos.

In 1980 Kidd’s Life in Shetland was published by Paul Harris, an enterprising photography publisher based in Edinburgh at the time.

The Shetland photographs featured in the exhibition Scotland’s Far North alongside Chick Chalmers and Glyn Satterley, which was exhibited at Street Level in 2017 and is a Street Level Photoworks touring exhibition.

This exhibition at Weaving Shed Gallery has been organised by Tom Morton and Northmavine Community Development Company.


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© Tom Kidd

© Tom Kidd