graham patterson - visual artist  

Planning department is the collective name for a group of artists based in the Scottish Borders and the North-East of England. dak01 is the first in a series of site specific exhibitions in empty buildings in the Scottish Borders.


dak01 took place in former Bakery in Jedburgh. Works by the featured artists included live improvised audio (wyness) installations using fluourescent thread & found objects (bristow) intaglio prints & screeenprints. (campbell) My own work consisted of slide projections utilising ftransparent ephemera; which were fractured /  multiplied & rotated around the space by a prism filter suspended in front of the projection lens. All works were made specifically in response to the buildings space and fabric.                                                                          

Planning_dept dak01 April 2016

planning department

The exhibition showcased contemporary glass art including work developed as part of a three day residency project involving students from Edinburgh University School of Architecture, University of Sunderland Glass and Ceramics Department and Scottish Borders creative practitioners.


The Haining, a country house overlooking the Haining loch on the edge of Selkirk, was the setting and inspiration for the exhibition which is part of Architecture & Design 2016, Festival of Architecture and the Borders Science Festival. A series of talks / workshops, / demonstrations accompanied the exhibition; linking the themes


glass : water : art : science.

Reflections: glass : water : art : science

30 APR - 8 MAY 2016

slide projection into book / OHP, glass dish, bottle, loch water / plant material.

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