Stuart Franklin

Growing Strawberries in Chimney Pots, Carbeth Hutters Community Company, Near Glasgow

About this artwork

In 2007 the Scottish National Portrait Gallery commissioned Stuart Franklin to capture the diversity of Scottish farming, ranging from large managed estates to family allotments. His camera has traced the environmental damage caused by intensive forestry in the Trossachs and the impact of mobile phone masts on the landscape near Montrose. This image shows strawberries being grown in old chimney pots at Carbeth Hutters Community Company on the outskirts of Glasgow. In the 1920s the landowner of Carbeth began letting plots for people to build holiday homes on. What emerged was a community where city dwellers could escape from the urban environment and engage with the countryside. In recent years such initiatives have seen a resurgence in popularity.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Growing Strawberries in Chimney Pots, Carbeth Hutters Community Company, Near Glasgow
  • date created:
    2010
  • materials:
    Colour inkjet print
  • measurements:
    77.00 cm x 112.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Commissioned 2007
  • accession number:
    PGP 755.3
  • gallery:
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Stuart Franklin

Stuart Franklin