The importance of portraits is feature of talk


The significance of portraits is the subject of a talk by Aberdeenshire-born artist Sophie Ingleby at 12.30pm on Wednesday 27 October at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.

The talk accompanies Sophie's exhibition, Known/Unknown - work in progress currently on show at the gallery until Saturday 04 December. It features images exploring the relationship between painted portraits, their owners and the environments they share.

Using selected works by the society painter Philip de László, this photographic exhibition considers the legacy of a portrait. The images document the painted portraits, their owners and the range of environments in which they exist.

Sophie was invited by Aberdeen Art Gallery to return to her roots to show a preview of the images to coincide with the display of de Laszlo's portraits at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Known/Unknown is an evolving body of work which Sophie is developing towards an MA in Photography.

The talk lasts approximately 30 minutes.