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Award-winning photographer Kim Simpson's exhibition now open in East Renfrewshire
Our new exhibition 'Girls and Their Mothers' by award-winning photographer Kim Simpson is now open at Eastwood Park Theatre Gallery and Barrhead Health Centre. Delivered in partnership with East Renfrewshire Council's Equalities Team as part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week (8th-15th October) the exhibition features images of 16 sets of mothers and daughters.
These portraits look at the complex identity of multiracial individuals, a visually underrepresented group in Scotland. Instead of questioning their ancestry or scrutinising their appearance, I chose to photograph girls and women of mixed heritage and their mothers with an intent to question social perception. These images display their relationships, linking these girls and their mothers together while at the same time respecting their disparity.
In addition, another of Kim's work 'Only Words' is on display at Eastwood Park Theatre. This image is also the cover for Glasgow Black History Month's Events Programme.
Secondary school pupils in East Renfrewshire have been invited to attend a talk with the artist to discuss her artistic process as well as the themes that the exhibition addresses.
The exhibition will run at Barrhead Health Centre until 27th October and Eastwood Park Theatre Gallery until January 2017 during opening hours. Entry is free.
For full details of current and future exhibitions, visit our Exhibitions and Events page.