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Louise Pearson on Counted | Scotland's Census 2022

Online talk
  • Thursday 23 June 2022


Join Louise Pearson, Curator of European & Scottish Art & Portraiture, as she discusses Counted | Scotland’s Census 2022, currently on show at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition is about celebrating who we are. What do we have in common, and what makes us unique?

In the year of Scotland’s Census we are exploring who lives in Scotland today, who came before us and who will come after us. Inspired by the questions asked in the census, Counted | Scotland’s Census 2022 considers the complex notion of identity. How is this shaped by our religion, occupation, health, ethnicity? New acquisitions by photographers working in Scotland today including Kieran Dodds, Arpita Shah, and Danny North are presented alongside nineteenth-century photographs by Thomas Annan and Hill & Adamson - offering comparisons between past and present generations of Scots.

This talk will be available for our Friends to watch from Thursday 23 June until Sunday 24 July. It is part of a new series of exclusive online talks providing our Friends events programme in a different format.

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Kieran Dodds Alexander Soued, Scotland 2017 (printed 2021) © Kieran Dodds
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