Still. Landscape. Life.

David Eustace is exhibiting for the second time at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh. The works draw on four rich portfolios: Isle of Harris, New York Desert Landscapes and Bridge.

In a separate exhibition, David is showing a collection of Polaroids. All the works are distinctive but thematically linked and express the artist’s continuing engagement with ideas of time and transience. The show is entitled Still, Landscape, Life accompanied an Artist’s room curated by Eustace.

In this Exhibition David has brought together portfolios of work made in different places and at different times. They are, in fact, linked by the overarching theme of time

David Eustace is a photographer of international practice and reputation who has worked across continents for over 25 years. The world, through his camera lens, is occasionally abstract, at times melancholic but always authentically seen and felt.

David Eustace has made films, for example, for television for television advertisements and in 2015 made a film introducing Scottish Fashion Awards. The advertising stream was for the Daily Record newspaper called ‘Ordinary people, Extraordinary Lives’. In 2011 he made a feature for Scottish Ballet called ‘The Little Ballerina’ featuring Tomoni Sato, Principal Dancer at Scottish Ballet.

I have long admired David’s life, work and varied careers. Thus far this has been a fascinating journey in roles and content. For a time this multi-talented man worked in the Scottish Prison Service. Currently he is Chancellor of Napier University.

After going to the USA to work, where he photographed a myriad of famous and glamorous people he has now returned to Scotland and is clearly ‘back home’ and joying this latest stage in his life’s journey.

Running until 29th September. Monday to Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-4.

The Scottish Gallery, Dundas Street. Edinburgh.

Tel: 0131 558 1200.

Credit – Julie Lawson, Senior Curator, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Editor of Studies in Photography.


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