Jade’s photo-art puts her in the frame at prestigious exhibition
Impressive photo-art displayed at Forth Valley College’s end of year show has landed a student a spot at a prestigious Scottish exhibition.
BA Art and Design student Jade Scott (26) from Fishcross, Clackmannanshire, was showing off her 700 image artwork at the annual Stirling Campus Degree and Diploma art exhibition, when it was noticed by Malcolm Dickson Art Director at Street Level Photoworks. Remarkably he had just popped in to the free show on the spur of the moment, after visiting another event in Stirling.
He liked Jade’s work so much that he has invited her to display 96 of her documentary style still pictures – depicting her life every day since the start of 2019 – at the Futureproof 2019 Exhibition at Dunoon’s Burgh Hall from Saturday 24 August until Sunday 22 September.
Jade, who will be the first ever FVC student to exhibit at the event, said: “I am very excited and honoured that I have been chosen to show my work at the exhibition. Usually it is art and photographic students from the Glasgow School of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee or from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, who get invited to exhibit at this event, so I am very proud to be the first from Forth Valley College.”
Jade will now be up against another 18 new artists showing their work and who will be competing for a chance to win a Jill Todd memorial photographic awards of £500 for the being the best at the show.
Malcolm Dickson, Art Director at Street Level Photoworks, said: “This is the eleventh chapter of Futureproof which was initiated by Street Level in 2008. Over that period we have shown the diversity of creative photographic art practice from across Scotland’s art schools, universities, and colleges at graduate degree level. It is an endorsement of photography’s versatility to see this sector grow with such confidence and it is heartening to welcome Forth Valley College into this framework.”
Hannah Keba, a Creative Industries lecturer at FVC, said: “I am thrilled that the narrative work Jade developed through her BA has been included in this exhibition. She has a strong creative practice and we look forward to seeing her career develop.”