Bobby Niven
Hermit's Castle . Chez Galip
14 November - 12 December 2010

Extended Exhibition Dates: 15 - 23 January 2011 / Saturday & Sunday 12-6pm, or by appointment

Artist Discussion: Saturday 11 December, 3pm
Join Sierra Metro for a cup of tea and an informal discussion with artist Bobby Niven, about his current exhibition Hermit's Castle . Chez Galip

Sierra Metro is proud to present a solo exhibition comprising two observational documentary films by Glasgow artist Bobby Niven. Hermit’s Castle visits Assynt, in the North of Scotland, to examine the story of David Scott, the titular castle’s creator. Chez Galip is a filmic study of the cave in the Turkish village of Avanos, Cappadocia, which houses the accumulating hair collection of potter Galip Körükçu. Hermit’s Castle and Chez Galip present a comparative study of two different characters, geographically and temporally estranged, each striving to build an absurd structural sculpture in two geologically distinct landscapes.

Photography: Dave Grinly

To see clips of the new work, please visit Sierra Metro's Vimeo

To read a Q&A on Bobby Niven's new work visit the Central Station Blog:

The List, 23 November 2010:

Images courtesy the artist.

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