Art exhibition project captures Ellon in a different light

The Life Through a Lens photography exhibiton in Ellon will examine issues of social inclusion.
The Life Through a Lens photography exhibiton in Ellon will examine issues of social inclusion.

Photographs exploring issues of social inclusion will go on display in Ellon tomorrow (Friday).

The images have been taken as part of Life Through a Lens, an arts development project, working in collaboration with community groups across Formartine to explore and reflect on social barriers to participation in day-to-day activities.

The project was led in partnership by Aberdeenshire Council’s Community Learning and Development, Arts Development and Community Planning teams and the Ellon Health Improvement Group, with Colin Tennant as lead artist.

Work from the project will go on public display from tomorrow until Friday, December 14, in the Banff and Buchan College Learning Centre at Ellon Academy.

The project looks to build awareness of the issues affecting vulnerable people and promote access to everyday activities, while also developing volunteering opportunities in the communities through feedback and consultation with Aberdeenshire residents.

In addition to building participants’ awareness of photography as an art form and their technical photographic skills, the project has also focused on building self confidence.

Mr Tennant said: “I am extremely pleased with how the project has developed over the last six months. It is clear to see the progress of individual participants, both in their confidence and photography skills. The exhibition will be a great opportunity to showcase the work of participants.”

The display will be open between 9am and 5pm all week. It will also open in the evenings.