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Off-Site Exhibition

Arpita Shah - Portrait of Home


Scottish Youth Theatre : 04 - 21 June

105 Brunswick Street, Glasgow.

‘Portrait of Home’ is a collection of photographs of families based in Scotland who also have cultural roots in other Commonwealth countries. This work celebrates Scotland's links to the Commonwealth, visually representing how migration between these countries has shaped the national and cultural identity of contemporary Scotland.

This satellite exhibition includes 5 portraits from a larger series comprising of images of families from the Shetland Islands, to Stirling, to here in Glasgow. Some of them have been settled in Scotland for up to four generations, and others include family members who arrived just in the last few years.

‘Portrait of Home’ is a Culture 2014 commission and was first shown in Trongate 103 and at the Live Zone at Glasgow Green as part of Street Level Photoworks’ ‘Commonwealth Family Album’. It is part of Street Level’s Games Legacy projects.

This display also features as part of Scotland’s first Season of Photography.


This exhibition has been timed to coincide with Scottish Refugee Week 15 – 21 June.

Further information
Arpitah Shah
Scottish Youth Theatre

Top Image: The Ngwira Family, 2014, © Arpitah Shah
Left Image: The Mapira Family, 2014, © Arpitah Shah

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