DOWSER #1 – Helen Nisbet (Second Edition)

£2.50 GBP
  • DOWSER #1 – Helen Nisbet (Second Edition)

DOWSER is a series of newly commissioned essays, interview transcripts and archival materials which makes available, for the first time, a collated set of resources from which we might begin to plot a history of artists’ moving image in Scotland.

Issue 1 (Summer 2020) features curator Helen Nisbet’s “These are the stones we have instead of trees.” Borrowing its title from the pioneering filmmaker and poet Margaret Tait’s ‘The Scale of Things’ (1960), this new essay provides something of a prologue for the series. A Shetlander now based in London, Helen draws upon her own staggered migrations south in order to articulate an account of how place manifests in a person. Helen is Artistic Director for Art Night and curates projects across the UK. She sits on the Acquisitions Committee for the Arts Council Collection and the Advisory Board for Art Quest and a-n.

Issue 1 also includes a series foreword from editor Marcus Jack.

DOWSER is a non-profit project. This issue is released as an open access online PDF via and in a print version (A6, 105 x 148mm, 36pp), initially in a limited edition of 200 and now in its second print run. This printed version is available for a contribution of £2.50, inclusive of a minimum £2.00 donation to the Scottish Refugee Council (Registered Charity: SC008639).

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ISSN 2634-7083 (Print)
ISSN 2634-7091 (Online)