John Maher – Nobody’s Home

John Maher – Nobody’s Home

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Dunoon and Cowal

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15 dates between 17 Aug 2022 and 04 Sep 2022

Nobody’s Home by photographer John Maher captures abandoned houses across Lewis and Harris, and the exhibition is augmented with other imagery shot against a stunning Hebridean backdrop. This series of images brings the Outer Hebrides to the historic Dunoon Burgh Hall and is part of an ongoing partnership between DBH and Street Level Photoworks. At 16 years of age John Maher was recruited as a member of the punk band Buzzcocks, and several chart hits followed before the band broke up in 1981. In 2002, John relocated from his hometown of Manchester to the Isle of Harris, where he lives and works today. John’s photographs of decaying man-made objects set against a backdrop of stunning Hebridean landscapes have appeared in a wide variety of publications. Maher initially made his photographs in the dead of night, under the light of a full moon. Many of his night photographs involve lighting the interiors of old buildings, vehicles and boats scattered around the Hebridean landscape. In several instances, he would return during daylight hours to shoot the interiors of abandoned croft houses he’d visited the night before. This was the beginning of a new way of photographing the islands, which ultimately led to the Nobody’s Home project. As a direct result of seeing John’s images of abandoned croft houses, the Western Isles’ housing body, Tighean Innse Gall, in conjunction with the Carnegie Trust, has set a plan to renovate some of the derelict properties. Our Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Admission to the exhibition is FREE! Entry to our exhibitions is free but it does cost us money to bring them to Dunoon Hall. We would appreciate any donations to help us keep providing our exhibition program in the future.

Performances

17 Aug 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
18 Aug 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
19 Aug 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
20 Aug 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
21 Aug 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
24 Aug 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
25 Aug 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
26 Aug 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
27 Aug 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
28 Aug 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
31 Aug 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
01 Sep 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
02 Sep 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
03 Sep 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
04 Sep 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >