Looking Out

BIRDHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTIVE has a common interest in ‘photography’ interpreted in its broadest sense.

They share a goal to explore the creative possibilities of photography and story-telling from new perspectives, unrestrained by technology and current fashion they choose to experiment with both digital, analogue and cameraless techniques. They share the view that the method and process by which a photograph is made is integral but not a limitation.

This Friday their online exhibition, Looking Out, launches. This exhibition represents ten photographers’ responses to this strange and traumatic time we have all been passing through.  A period of time when we’ve all been at home looking out, as events quietly played out.  

An online exhibition will, of course, never replace the experience of being in-person to view work, but is there a place for online art? The Birdhouse Collective invite you to share your experience of exhibiting and viewing online work and discuss how this medium might become the new norm and how, if we can, improve this experience.

Register below for the Looking Out exhibition & discussion (registration will close at 15:30 on Friday 26 June). You will receive an email on the day of the event giving you access to the Zoom meeting.

White Lily by Roddy McKenzie

The group was set up to give a collective platform for discussion and sharing of new work, ideas, skills as well as resources. The collective aims to offer constructive criticism and opportunities to develop and exhibit work both individually and collectively. The collective aim is to give confidence and support for those starting out with the medium and a platform for experimentation and self-expression, promoting photography as a Fine Art both locally and further afield. 


The Birdhouse Collective held their private view on Friday 26 June and guided participants around the virtual gallery as well as hosting a discussion about the positive and negative elements of online exhibitions. Below are Rosie Balyuzi’s documentary doodles of the event. You can view the exhibition online until 6 August 2020, https://www.kunstmatrix.com/en/birdhouse-photography-collective

Documentary Doodle of Birdhouse activity
Documentary Doodle of Birdhouse activity

Other Animateurs

Culture Café Animateurs has been funded by the Scottish Government, via Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), to support contemporary artists or creative practitioners during the COVID-19 crisis, from the Supporting Communities Fund.