Menie: a portrait of a North-East coastal community in conflict

Opening night Friday 14 January 2011, 6 – 8pm

Award winning photographer Alicia Bruce spent the summer of 2010 collaborating with residents of the Menie estate, an area of outstanding natural beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) situated 20 minutes north of Aberdeen.

The residents’ homes are under threat of compulsory purchase as Trump International starts construction of a golf course, hotel, and housing development with plans to re-name Menie ‘The Great Dunes of Scotland’.

The exhibition, made possible with the financial assistance of the Aberdeen Visual Arts Award, showcases a stunning array of photographic and moving image works that present a humane story about people and place – an observance of conflicted territory and those who inhabit it.

With thanks to Streetlevel Photoworks for their support in the production of this exhibition.

exhibition runs 15 January – 26 February 2011

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