Put this in your diaryConnections
The Peoples Palace
18 May - 23 July 2007
Check the photographs on this web sitePatricia Clark Connections
Connections is the story of one Glasgow East End family, that of local artist and photographer Patricia Clark. It is about her family and their connections with the local community and beyond – but it could be any family's story.
'My lifelong obsession is how people make so many unknown connections to each other. The journey can make you realise that life is full of coincidences and connections and how we make connections to other people throughout our lives.'
The exhibition is told through photographs and personal memorabilia, and covers a period of approximately 100 years. Step are invited to step into the family's photo album and follow them on holiday, at work, participating in local events and celebrating special occasions.
A sound piece playing in the gallery brings six key members of the family to life by telling stories of how they were remembered by Patricia's Auntie Meg. These stories tell of the ups and downs of family life, from emigration and achievement to the effects of alcohol and divorce.
Visitors to the exhibition – in particular those who have connections with the East End – may recognise some of the people and places featured. Included in the display is an extensive collection of photographs of the Calton area in the 1950s and 1960s taken by Patricia's late uncle, a talented amateur photographer.
Connections is an evocative exhibition to which visitors should be able to relate their own experiences.