Dr Hamish Gane

Dr Hamish Gane’s research evolves from a photographic practice predicated on notions of memory and melancholia, predominantly explored through the optic of the family. His current research also explores post-representational concepts of photography and in 2013 he was awarded a PhD for his practice-based thesis entitled: Photography, Melancholy, Family: Spaces Beyond Representation.

Dr Hamish GaneHamish’s work has been exhibited widely. Most recently, in 2015, he co-curated and exhibited in ‘Home Sweet Home’, part of Diffusion: Cardiff International Photography Festival. In 2013, as part of the previous Diffusion Festival, he showed in the exhibition 'From common differences', and co-edited the accompanying publication.

Having previously worked as a stage technician and lighting designer with companies such as the Royal Ballet and Channel 4 Television, then as a stills photographer for MTV and VH1, Gane relocated to South Wales to study fine art photography in the late 1990s.

He has been course leader for BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts at Swansea College of Art, UWTSD since 2007.

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 481285
E-mail: hamish.gane@uwtsd.ac.uk

Full academic profile



  • HOME SWEET HOME (participating artist & co-curator), Oriel Theatr Clwyd, Mold, 21 January – 4 March 2017.
  • HOME SWEET HOME (Looking for America), Diffusion: Cardiff International Photography Festival, 2015
  • FROM COMMON DIFFERENCES, Diffusion: Cardiff International Photography Festival, 2013
  • FUGITIVE TESTIMONY (Curator), Mission Gallery Swansea, 2010
  • THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF WALES, Arts & Crafts Exhibition, Meirion & District, 2009
  • UNRELIABLE TRUTHS, Glynn Vivian Gallery Swansea, 2008
  • THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF WALES, Arts & Crafts Exhibition, Cardiff & District, 2008
  • SITTING ROOM, International touring exhibition of artist’s books, 2006-2008
  • DARK VICTORY, TactileBOSCH Gallery, Cardiff, 2007
  • NASCENT OPUS, Y Lle Gallery, Swansea, 2007
  • PARADISE, Various venues throughout Cardiff, 2006
  • RE-LOCATION, Plymouth School of Art, 2006
  • THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF WALES, Arts & Crafts Exhibition, Swansea & District, 2006
  • APRON Solo Show, Mission Gallery, Swansea, 2005
  • THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF WALES, Arts & Crafts Exhibition, Montgomeryshire & District, 2003
  • MART, Loading Bay Gallery, Brick Lane, London E1, 2003



  • FROM COMMON DIFFERENCES (Co-editor, Artwork & Chapter ‘Notes on Dürer’s Melencolia I’), published by SMU & Ffotogallery, 2013, ISBN 978-0-9561003-6-8
  • FAMILY TIES (Conference paper ‘200 Seconds: In Light of the Past’), published by Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London, 8-9/03/2011
  • THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF WALES (Artwork), Fine Art Catalogue, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009
  • UNRELIABLE TRUTHS (Artwork & Chapter ‘200 Seconds’), published by Glynn Vivian Gallery Swansea, 2008, ISBN 978-0-903189-78-1
  • SITTING ROOM Exhibition Catalogue, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2008
  • APRON (monograph) published by Mission Gallery and CLASI, 2005, ISBN 0-9545600-3-5

Research participant within the Family Ties Network, a national research group of artists who explore space, place and the family in photography and moving image.

Research participant: Photography, Bereavement and Grief: Interpreting personal loss through creative practice, an on-going research project initiated by De Montfort University, Leicester.