A. JACKSON_SKINIDIN, ISLE OF SKYE
The tiny township of Skinidin, in North-West Skye holds a special place for anyone who is connected with it. My maternal grandparents lived there, and my mother and her siblings were all born there. Lacking high cliffs or majestic mountains, it has a quiet, understated beauty.
CITY LINK FESTIVAL 2015
A partnership between HERE+NOW, Hold Me Dear, and Givrum to deliver a special outdoor Hold Me Dear exhibition in Rodney Street tunnel, Edinburgh, as part of City Link Festival 2015
TELLING THE INNER FORTH STORY
A project by the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative incorporating workshops with local schools about their treasured local places either side of the Firth of Forth, Scotland.
EMMA NEILSON_CARRICKFERGUS CEMETERY
An exploration of Carrickfergus Cemetery. The ambience of the space, the presence of nature and serene atmosphere.
No words can describe the memories built and the experiences gained in the past 15 years and hence, I let my photographs depict the burden of relocation, of perhaps finding a new ‘home’, a sense of belonging and my comfort zone.
DEBBIE WHITFIELD_NURTURED BY NATURE
I live on a Cumbrian farm and am fortunate enough to photograph the beautiful Cumbrian Countryside which holds more than just physical beauty to me.
SUMMER OF '86 REVISITED
Inspired by Sally Mann and Duane Michel, photographer Kat Gollock's series of poignant nostalgic photographs explore memories of a childhood summer from 1986 and the passing of time.
AMANDA EDMISTON _ DEAR GREEN PLACE
Amanda Edmiston is a professional storyteller, writer and artist, based in Scotland. Allannah Edmiston is eight and loves dancing, stories, forests and making things. This is their story of their move from Glasgow - the 'Dear Green Place' - and the memories of the hidden spaces they are leaving behind but will treasure.
BRENDA ROSETE _ MAIDEN OF THE SEA
Brenda Rosete's project employs salt prints to explore a sense of place through the narrative of the first female sea captain, Betsy Miller (1792-1864) of Saltcoats.
HOMETOWN - FABIO MIGUEL ROQUE
"'Hometown' is a personal photographic project that comes from my interaction between my current situation and the space where I live."
REMAN SADANI - CONTAMINATIONS
"In this intimate exploration of home, I fail to sustain my objective position as a photographer and find myself irresistibly reshaping my physical reality and falling in the trap of the past."
ELLIS O'CONNOR - THE BOTHY PROJECT
"As an Artist who is deeply influenced by remote landscapes, wild living and being surrounded by nature, my time spent as Artist in Residence at the Bothy Project in the middle of the Cairngorms National Park was spent in an enlightened and very influential way. The Bothy allows you to escape from monotonous routines and think about what you really want to achieve with small basic comforts of living."
IN THE COMPANY OF AN INVISIBLE MAN
Set in the mountains of North Wales in the Dyssini Valley and rural Gwynedd, where through several generations, memories have been carved into the landscape. This project by Harry Rose, follows the notion of loss, memory, time and the permanence of place. In the Company of an Invisible Man addresses the idea of making a place important, with a strong and deeply personal story.
Some stunning architecture-themed images were submitted to the Hold Me Dear project earlier this year by members of New Architects Melbourne. These beautiful images and personal stories were featured in a physical exhibition in partnership with Hold Me Dear at the New Architects Melbourne anniversary event in June 2014.
TESTING GROUNDS_EVOLVING EXHIBITION
The Hold Me Dear project's first physical exhibition took place at the Testing Grounds outdoor community art space in Melbourne from May-June 2014. As photos and stories were submitted to the Hold Me Dear website, they were simultaneously added to this physical outdoor exhibition. The result was an evolving exhibition which grew over the 4 weeks and culminated in a closing party for all contributors and the public.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE FEATURED?
Are you a collective or organisation interested in partnering to showcase your members' contribution to the Hold Me Dear project along a certain theme? Or an artist or photographer wishing to have a more in-depth response to a specific place that means a lot to you featured? Then we'd love to hear from you.