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Dirty hands, fine work. [Exhibition]


Fergus Connor

Joshua MacPherson

Malcolm McKie

Jennie Milne

Kevin Andrew Morris

Milly Munday

Helen Partridge Love

Charlee Riley

Amanda Shearer-Anderson

Joost Van Loon

Caitlin Wilkinson


This exhibition featured works by support staff at Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University. The works represent a wide variety of artforms: painting, photography, illustration, cartooning, ceramics, jewellery, costume, textiles, film and sound installation. The exhibition was also accompanied by the sale of a zine. The event was a group production. The title, "Dirty Hands, Fine Work", came in the light of recent pay strikes, in which half of us were striking - including five on the picket line. Unison's slogan is "We're Worth More". We wanted to draw attention to the value of what we do as technicians and shop staff. Students are supported, taught and advised by us as part of their learning, and we are all experts in our respective fields as well as ourselves being practicing artists. Collectively, we technicians and shop staff bring to the students many years of experience out in the art world.


CAMPBELL, A., CONNOR, F., MACPHERSON, J., MCKIE, M., MILNE, J., MORRIS, K.A., MUNDAY, M., PARTRIDGE LOVE, H., RILEY, C., SHEARER-ANDERSON, A., VAN LOON, J. and WILKINSON, C. 2022. Dirty hands, fine work. [Exhibition]. Exhibited 4-11 November 2022, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen.

Exhibition Performance Type Exhibition
Start Date Nov 4, 2022
End Date Nov 11, 2022
Deposit Date Jan 16, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jan 16, 2023
Keywords Contemporary art; Technicians as artists; Gray's School of Art
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Additional Information As well as being the artists whose works were exhibited at the event, all listed contributors were also co-organisers of the exhibition itself. Photography of the exhibition (as represented in the images contained in the folders "Exhibition images (by artist)" and "Exhibition images (general)") was undertaken by Fergus Connor. Images for social media (contained in the folder "Exhibition promotion") were created by Helen Partridge Love and Kevin Andrew Morris.


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