Street Level Photoworks
Shifting Photographic Grounds – Nicky Bird in conversation with Annebella Pollen
6.30pm Thursday 20th May
Livestreamed through Facebook*

For this special In Conversation event artist Nicky Bird will be joined by Dr Annebella Pollen, Reader in in History of Art and Design, University of Brighton, for a discussion on the themes and approaches within the Legacy exhibition at Street Level Photoworks.

Over the last fifteen years, Nicky Bird has examined the themes of land, heritage, personal and social memory through a collaborative photographic practice. This show includes new works and brings together several of her site-specific projects for the first time, especially reimagined for Street Level, which largely focus on Scotland’s rural and small town communities.

Dr Annebella Pollen is an academic working across a range of interests in material and visual culture. Her research areas include mass photography, popular image culture and histories of art, craft, design and dress, especially in relation to marginal, alternative and non-canonical visual and material forms. Her publications include the books Mass Photography: Collective Histories of Everyday Life (2015), Photography Reframed: New Visions in Contemporary Photographic Culture (2018, co-edited with Ben Burbridge) and chapters in The Handbook of Photography Studies; The Companion to Photography and Photography Off the Scale (all 2020).

This event is part of a programme of events organised to accompany Nicky Bird’s exhibition, Legacy, which runs between 27 April-6 June 2021.


Image: © Nicky Bird & Lesley Weir: Ardler, Dundee Multi Park, circa 1977-78 / Scotscraig Road, 2007

*Live streams are available to viewers with or without a Facebook account. Viewers without a Facebook account can access the stream directly at