A practicing artist since 2000, based in South Wales, Hamish Gane explores broad themes surrounding photography, memory and melancholia, most often through depiction of his immediate domestic environment and family. His evolving practice incorporates several ongoing series, including Apron, Lazy Eye, Two Hundred Seconds and All's Misalliance. His work has been exhibited widely in a number of solo and group shows, most notably Apron (2005), a solo exhibition at Mission Gallery, Swansea, Unreliable Truths: Transformation and Illusion in Contemporary Photographic Practice (2008) at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea and the internationally touring exhibition Sitting Room (2006-2008).
Hamish Gane is Programme Director for BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts at Swansea Metropolitan University. Currently researching for a practice-based PhD - Photography, Melancholy, Family: Spaces Beyond Representation, his research interests also include the relationship between analogue and digital photography and photographic indexicality; particularly related to family, memory and loss.
CV & Education
2005 - Apron, Mission Gallery, Swansea
2010 - The National Eisteddfod of Wales, Fine Art Pavillion, Blaenau Gwent
2008 - Unreliable Truths: Transformation and Illusion in Contemporary Photographic Practice, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
2007 - Dark Victory, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff
2006 - Sitting Room, Touring Exhibition, International
2010 - 'Fugitive Testimony' (Still Restless: Photography, Evidence, Time), Mission Gallery, Swansea
2012 - '200 Seconds: In Light of the Past', Family Ties: Recollection and Representation Conference, Senate House, University of London
2008 - 'Family, Memory and Loss' Artist talk with Karen Ingham, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea