Jo Ganter: Walking Through

Friday 20 July to Sunday 7 October 2018

Photography is often perceived to be an invisible medium that allows the spectator immediate and uninterrupted access to the subject.  That subject equally, is understood to be a part of the world, made by nature rather than by the artist.  Jo Ganter hijacks this process, first by creating the subject to be photographed, and then, by making the mediation of the photograph apparent by translating it into a large photo-etching of greater material presence.

In this new exhibition, Walking Through, the artist explores the idea of a figure walking through paper and through the picture plane directly into the viewer's space.  Ganter has always been fascinated with the depth beyond the two-dimensional plane of the picture and this series of work draws attention to it using grids and paper screens that seemingly 'hide' the figurative subjects that walk in the depth beyond them.  The images are suggestive and meditative, rather than descriptive and didactic.  They represent the human form in ways that are timeless, genderless and ultimately fictional.

Jo Ganter graduated from The University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art.  In 1989/90, she was a scholar at The British School of Rome.  She returned to Scotland and continued her artistic career while teaching at Glasgow School of Art before joining Edinburgh College of Art as a member of staff in 1995.  In 2004 she was elected to the Royal Scottish Academy.  Free Entry

Image: Walking Through 


Group Gallery Tour 

Join artist Jo Ganter for an in-depth look at the concepts and techniques that lie behind her delicate works on paper.  Discussions around printmaking, graphic scores and photography will form the back-drop of this evening. 

  • Thursday 23 August
  • 6.30-7.30pm . Age 14+
  • Tickets £5 per person, includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Booking essential, minimum number of participants required. 


For more information and booking T 01506 340700