>>COLLECTIONS

 

Whilst the larger Hold Me Dear gallery is an opportunity for any individual worldwide to submit a photo and 50 words about a place they treasure, the collections page is a chance to feature photographs submitted to the project as a group along a certain theme, or a more in-depth response to a place by individual artists and photographers.  Many of these collections have featured as stand-alone physical exhibitions as part of the Hold Me Dear project.

 

 

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.

A. JACKSON_SKINIDIN, ISLE OF SKYE

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

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

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

EMMA NEILSON_CARRICKFERGUS CEMETERY

An exploration of Carrickfergus Cemetery. The ambience of the space, the presence of nature and serene atmosphere.

PRIYANKA MEHRA_HOME

PRIYANKA MEHRA_HOME

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

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

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 _ 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 _ 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 - 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

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

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

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.

NAM_ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION

NAM_ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION

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

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?

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.