Shambellie House Celebrates Women In Photography

Shambellie House will be hosting “Celebrating Women in Photography’ in our first photographic festival which will run from the 24th of June to the 6th of July 2023.

Following a successful call-out for photographic entries there will also be an exciting exhibition of 60 images chosen to be showcased throughout the house, exclusively taken by female photographers, both emerging and professional.   Christine Eltherington FRPS will also be exhibiting her successful documentary fellowship panel depicting Shambellie House in the main gallery.

Alongside these two exhibitions, a number of inspiring talks and workshops will be given by photographic artists proficient in their genre.

Karen Thorburn, award winning wedding and landscape photographer will present her photographic journey through business and life events.

Margaret Soraya, Scottish photographer, fine artist and creative thought leader will be sharing her expertise on Finding Quiet and wellbeing through photography.
Jean Robson, Kirsten Bax, Margaret Elliot and Maybeth Jamieson, all members of Dumfries Camera Club will be showcasing their works and discussing their personal journeys and experiences in creating them.

There will also be a conversation with emerging young photographer, Trinity Coombs, as she works hard to carve out a career in the very crowded and competitive world of fashion photography.

Morag Paterson a local Galloway based photographer will offer an immersive ICM photography experience and talk on zero footprint photography.

Laura (Lolli) Hudson Mackay, a local award-winning Food Photographer treats us to a delicious food styling and sampling of local produce photography workshop.
Kirsten McEwan, freelance photographer and creative storyteller will deliver business bootcamp for photographers and creative small businesses, along with the importance of personal branding.

Dr Saskia Coulson, photographer, filmmaker and researcher teaches you how to develop your own creative style using your camera or mobile device.

Fiona Morrison, writer and photographer explores what it means to be a woman artist today.

Angie Ball, qualified tutor, trainer and supervisor of mindfulness will teach how to slow down and settle a busy mind while using a camera.

This festival is for everyone! These and other workshops and talks are available to book through the website.

Please do join us in enjoying the relaxed, friendly atmosphere and beautiful surroundings of Shambellie House. Recently renovated, the House is now a Creative Centre for photography, arts and crafts, wellbeing, the environment and heritage. On the first floor, there is a state-of-the-art Digital Suite and in the basement, there is a fully equipped Darkroom with eight enlargers.

Shambellie House is an ideal location for photography and film, with fabulous historic features, wonderful grounds and amazing landscapes and wildlife on its doorstep. A place that photographers dream of.

Spaces are limited. Concessions available and discounts offered for booking more than one event at the point of booking.

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