New Exhibition at Kilau

An exhibition of work by Chris Henderson.

Monday 7th December to Saturday 30th January.

The End.

an exhibition of photographs by Chris Henderson

Long before being a professional photographer had ever crossed my mind, I saw cameras not as a means of simply recording an image but as a way of creating something new and unique.

Photography was not about capturing things as they were.

I deliberately sought out cameras which would make photographs with character, lenses which would leave behind a distinct personality embedded in each image they created.

I wanted my cameras to intervene, to alter and manipulate what was in front of the lens and to make something unpredictable and exciting out of the all too familiar surroundings of Aberdeen.

The work in this exhibition was shot over a period of several years, mostly on film.

Many of these images I would describe as experiments or happy accidents, the processes and equipment used having as much of an influence on the final image as I did as a photographer.

I’ve called this show ‘the end’ mainly because a lot of the facilities, cameras and film I used to create these photographs have since become harder to find, prohibitively expensive, or even extinct, possibly forever.

The dominance of digital photography may not literally be ‘the end’ of these techniques, but they have become far less accessible to new photographers than they were when I shot these photographs.

Every photo in this exhibition has had some sort of digital reworking, but none of them would exist as they are without the unpredictable quirks and imperfections of the analog processes used to create them.

If you’d like to find out more about the photos in this show, the techniques used to create them and my other work, please visit my blog at:

Chris Henderson graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2006. He reluctantly ‘went digital’ in 2007 and now works as a freelance photographer documenting weddings, events and the Aberdeen nightlife scene.

New Exhibition at Kilau

An exhibition of work by Stu Allan

Monday 17th August to Saturday 10th October

I paint people.  Using friends as subjects, I  try to reflect a feeling of each personality in all individual works.  I choose not to include a background because i want each piece to focus solely on the subject.  Instead, I leave all drips and marks which occur during the painting process.  I do this because I feel it is important to show some of the history of the final product.
I like to leave visible brush strokes because I want my paintings to look like paintings. I do not believe in doing a painting to look like a photograph.
I take influence from many different areas of art. From traditional artists like Lucian Freud, graffiti artist David Choe and portrait and tattoo artist Shawn Barber.  Surrounding myself with creative people is also very important to me and my work.

neil 2, oil on canvas, 3' by 2'

neil 2, oil on canvas, 3' by 2'

You can see a selection of Stu’s work here.

New Exhibition at Kilau

An exhibiton of work by Nicole Niven.

Monday 22nd June to Saturday 15th August.

Nicole Niven
I graduated from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, in 2007 with a BA
(Hons) in Fine Art Printmaking.  I now live and work in Aberdeenshire.

I get my inspiration from the everyday and what may seem
like mundane things in life.  In my work I celebrate the everyday and the
use of vibrant colours.  My prints start of as paintings, mono prints,
screenprints or drawings before they are manipulated through the use of
photography or photoshop.  My newest works use resin to bleed into the
paper after printing and change the colours vibrancy.  I never know how the
colours will change until the resin has been poured.

"pretty beetle"

"pretty beetle"

Shaun Hughes Exhibition Hang and Opening

As promised and a little late, some photos of Shaun Hughes’ exhibition hang and opening evening

Photos are copyright, and used with the permission, of Tim Courtney. You can check out Tim’s blog here.

For more information about Shaun’s exhibiton be sure to have a look at his blog, the order of things.

– Eion