Patrick Grady MP is pleased to welcome Mhairi Muir as the latest artist to take part in his project to promote local creative talent in his constituency office. Patrick Grady MP is pleased to welcome Mhairi Muir as the latest artist to take part in his project to promote local creative talent in his constituency office.
Mhairi graduated with a BA in Art & Design in 2015 and has had a steady stream of exhibitions since, including the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute and Gallery Of Modern Art. She is also a member of Glasgow based art collective The Locale. Her work tends to focus on developing lens based art within her practice, going between photography techniques and video installation.Concept and DesignMost of the subjects covered in her work focus on social phenomena, personal experiences and the natural world. As Mhairi describes:
“The themes of my work tend to focus on natural world spectacles and human social phenomena. I am hugely influenced by the natural world. Growing up in rural towns and villages across Scotland and beyond, I spent a lot of my time working with animals and exploring the outdoors. From sea caves on pebble beaches to thick forests and woodland tracks, I still keep finding new places to venture to.
“The social constructs that surround and influence our daily life and how they are readily accepted by people also interest me and so I have found myself gravitating towards subjects like community and society.
“The form my work takes is typically that of video installation and photography. I have been utilising stop motion as an integral part of this, bringing the traditional paper animation technique together with a digital means of recording videos. I have also been exploring photography in both film and digital formats, and have been using old film camera lenses to create a dreamy, ethereal feel to my images.”Patrick Grady said:
“Mhairi illuminates the natural world, nature and form with a truly unique creative spirit, and I know that her art work will be enjoyed by anyone who passes by the constituency office. It’s a real pleasure to have Mhairi’s work on display, and I hope that her photographs and video installations will gain more notoriety from this exhibition.”
A selection of Mhairi’s best artwork is on display in the Glasgow North constituency office, in Firhill Road, where you can view it until the end of April.
Anyone wishing to take part in the project can find contact details on the website here: http://www.patrickgrady.scot/artists-project and more information about Mhairi’s work can be found here: www.mhairiam.wixsite.com/fineart or via facebook: www.facebook.com/mhairi.muir.fineart and Instagram: www.instagram.com/mhairi_am