Neal Gruer

@scotch.bonnet

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๐ŸŽฏ Seizing Images, Stirring Wordsโ„ข ๐Ÿคผ Photographer & Writer ๐Ÿงญ Bucharest ~ Glasgow
Sanguis & Aqua
๐Ÿฉธ๐Ÿฉธ๐Ÿฉธ&๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง

Two more of my photographs from St Peter's Seminary, currently showing @trafalgaravenue gallery in South London until July 25th as part of the Pleasure Scene group exhibition.

They share the space with work by 8 other mixed-discipline artists, all tagged below. Give them all a good swatch. You'll be pleased you did.

For more info abut the exhibition and the means to book a visit, hit my link in bio.

@lucymschofield 
@michelleavison 
@estellevincentphotography
@danhowardbirt 
@larad123 
@casperwhitecasper 
@paul_dewis 
@graham.a.martin 

@casilveria  #pleasurescene  #trafalgaravenue @ilfordphoto  #blackandwhitephotography  #architecture  #architecturephotography  #contemporaryart  #stpetersseminary 
 #ruins  #thepleasureofruins  #exhibition  #artlondon  #scottishart  #scottishartist

Sanguis & Aqua ๐Ÿฉธ๐Ÿฉธ๐Ÿฉธ&๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง Two more of my photographs from St Peter's Seminary, currently showing @trafalgaravenue gallery in South London until July 25th as part of the Pleasure Scene group exhibition. They share the space with work by 8 other mixed-discipline artists, all tagged below. Give them all a good swatch. You'll be pleased you did. For more info abut the exhibition and the means to book a visit, hit my link in bio. @lucymschofield @michelleavison @estellevincentphotography @danhowardbirt @larad123 @casperwhitecasper @paul_dewis @graham.a.martin @casilveria #pleasurescene #trafalgaravenue @ilfordphoto #blackandwhitephotography #architecture #architecturephotography #contemporaryart #stpetersseminary #ruins #thepleasureofruins #exhibition #artlondon #scottishart #scottishartist

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29 days ago
Hear Me & Hide Me ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™ˆ

These photographs show the mystical setting of St Peter's Seminary, without, of course, fully doing justice to the experience of being there on an overcast Saturday afternoon. โ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒฅ๏ธโ˜๏ธ

In many respects, the location of the Seminary - this old, veiny forest - is as important to the building as the thick, concrete structure itself. ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ

You can currently see a nice big version of Hear Me as it should be seen - IRL, on paper, on a wall, @trafalgaravenue gallery in South London. It forms part of the Pleasure Scene group exhibition, alongside work by 8 other mixed-discipline artists, all tagged below. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ

For more info abut the exhibition and the means to book a visit, hit my link in bio.

@lucymschofield
@michelleavison
@estellevincentphotography
@danhowardbirt
@larad123
@casperwhitecasper
@paul_dewis
@graham.a.martin

@casilveria  #pleasurescene  #trafalgaravenue @ilfordphoto  #blackandwhitephotography  #architecture  #architecturephotography  #contemporaryart  #stpetersseminary 
 #ruins  #thepleasureofruins  #exhibition  #artlondon  #scottishart  #scottishartist

Hear Me & Hide Me ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™ˆ These photographs show the mystical setting of St Peter's Seminary, without, of course, fully doing justice to the experience of being there on an overcast Saturday afternoon. โ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒฅ๏ธโ˜๏ธ In many respects, the location of the Seminary - this old, veiny forest - is as important to the building as the thick, concrete structure itself. ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ You can currently see a nice big version of Hear Me as it should be seen - IRL, on paper, on a wall, @trafalgaravenue gallery in South London. It forms part of the Pleasure Scene group exhibition, alongside work by 8 other mixed-discipline artists, all tagged below. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ For more info abut the exhibition and the means to book a visit, hit my link in bio. @lucymschofield @michelleavison @estellevincentphotography @danhowardbirt @larad123 @casperwhitecasper @paul_dewis @graham.a.martin @casilveria #pleasurescene #trafalgaravenue @ilfordphoto #blackandwhitephotography #architecture #architecturephotography #contemporaryart #stpetersseminary #ruins #thepleasureofruins #exhibition #artlondon #scottishart #scottishartist

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a month ago
๐ŸŽก PLEASURE SCENE ๐ŸŽ 

Currently showing at @trafalgaravenue gallery in South London, the Pleasure Scene exhibition orbits St Peter's Seminary. A brutalist building designed in the 1960s to house prospective priests, it has been abandoned since 1987. Oddly enough, it is soon to be repurposed as an digital animation hub.

Perhaps digital animators are the priests of the future. ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ›ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

In February 2020, I and 8 deeply interesting artists of wide-ranging disciplines (listed below) visited the place and made work in relation to it. For me it was taking pictures and recording audio. For others, it was sculpting, painting, screen printing, collage, video, drawing, writing or a heady combination of several different artforms.

The various work has come together in quite a remarkable way, particularly considering a lot of it was made during the year of pandem-onium. In curating and presenting the work, gallery owners @graham.a.martin and @casilveria, hosting their first exhibition, have made some arresting choices.

These three pictures aren't actually in the exhibition, but before showing you some of those, which focus on the surroundings of the building, I figured I'd give you a taste of the building itself. More to come.

Get yourself to the exhibition by booking a slot at my link in bio.

@lucymschofield 
@michelleavison 
@estellevincentphotography
@danhowardbirt 
@larad123 
@casperwhitecasper 
@paul_dewis 
@graham.a.martin 

 #pleasurescene  #trafalgaravenue @ilfordphoto  #blackandwhitephotography  #architecture  #architecturephotography  #contemporaryart  #stpetersseminary 
 #ruins  #thepleasureofruins  #exhibition  #artlondon  #scottishart  #scottishartist

๐ŸŽก PLEASURE SCENE ๐ŸŽ  Currently showing at @trafalgaravenue gallery in South London, the Pleasure Scene exhibition orbits St Peter's Seminary. A brutalist building designed in the 1960s to house prospective priests, it has been abandoned since 1987. Oddly enough, it is soon to be repurposed as an digital animation hub. Perhaps digital animators are the priests of the future. ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ›ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ In February 2020, I and 8 deeply interesting artists of wide-ranging disciplines (listed below) visited the place and made work in relation to it. For me it was taking pictures and recording audio. For others, it was sculpting, painting, screen printing, collage, video, drawing, writing or a heady combination of several different artforms. The various work has come together in quite a remarkable way, particularly considering a lot of it was made during the year of pandem-onium. In curating and presenting the work, gallery owners @graham.a.martin and @casilveria, hosting their first exhibition, have made some arresting choices. These three pictures aren't actually in the exhibition, but before showing you some of those, which focus on the surroundings of the building, I figured I'd give you a taste of the building itself. More to come. Get yourself to the exhibition by booking a slot at my link in bio. @lucymschofield @michelleavison @estellevincentphotography @danhowardbirt @larad123 @casperwhitecasper @paul_dewis @graham.a.martin #pleasurescene #trafalgaravenue @ilfordphoto #blackandwhitephotography #architecture #architecturephotography #contemporaryart #stpetersseminary #ruins #thepleasureofruins #exhibition #artlondon #scottishart #scottishartist

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a month ago
Discussing mediocrity in the context of human creativity on Part 2 of my appearance on the @britishwithadash podcast; alongside my cousin @unclekweks, and our generous hosts, April, Leyla and Danielle.

Find the episode on the "Growing Up Brit-ish" podcast on my link in bio, on Spotify, or wherever you pod.

 #podcast  #creativity

Discussing mediocrity in the context of human creativity on Part 2 of my appearance on the @britishwithadash podcast; alongside my cousin @unclekweks, and our generous hosts, April, Leyla and Danielle. Find the episode on the "Growing Up Brit-ish" podcast on my link in bio, on Spotify, or wherever you pod. #podcast #creativity

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a month ago
โœจ Opening Today! โœจ

PLEASURE SCENE, opens today @trafalgaravenue gallery in South London. Here's a sneaky peaky at one of the spaces my pieces Aqua & Sanguis share with those of the superlative @casperwhitecasper & @danhowardbirt.

Hosts, @graham.a.martin and @casilveria have put together a great show in their new space. Pandem-safe booking is open, with a few slots still open this afternoon. Book via my link in bio. Besides the three of us shown, the other artists featured are:

@lucymschofield 
@michelleavison 
@estellevincentphotography
@larad123 
@paul_dewis 
@graham.a.martin 

 #pleasurescene  #trafalgaravenue  #contemporaryart  #stpetersseminary 
 #ruins  #thepleasureofruins  #hopescotttrust   #exhibition  #artlondon  #scottishart  #scottishartist

โœจ Opening Today! โœจ PLEASURE SCENE, opens today @trafalgaravenue gallery in South London. Here's a sneaky peaky at one of the spaces my pieces Aqua & Sanguis share with those of the superlative @casperwhitecasper & @danhowardbirt. Hosts, @graham.a.martin and @casilveria have put together a great show in their new space. Pandem-safe booking is open, with a few slots still open this afternoon. Book via my link in bio. Besides the three of us shown, the other artists featured are: @lucymschofield @michelleavison @estellevincentphotography @larad123 @paul_dewis @graham.a.martin #pleasurescene #trafalgaravenue #contemporaryart #stpetersseminary #ruins #thepleasureofruins #hopescotttrust #exhibition #artlondon #scottishart #scottishartist

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a month ago
โœจ Reserve Exhibition Slot Now! โœจ

PLEASURE SCENE, a group exhibition of 9 visual artists is opening soon at the beautiful, newly minted @trafalgaravenue gallery in South London, built by the inimitable @graham.a.martin and @casilveria.

All works orbit the single subject of St. Peter's Seminary - a renowned, yet currently abandoned brutalist building on Scotland's West Coast. I'll be sharing some photographs and audio in the exhibition, including the cover image shown above.

Pandem-safe booking is now open, accessible via my link in bio. Besides me, the artists featured are:

@lucymschofield 
@michelleavison 
@estellevincentphotography 
@danhowardbirt 
@larad123 
@casperwhitecasper 
@paul_dewis 
@graham.a.martin 

 #pleasurescene  #trafalgaravenue  #contemporaryart  #stpetersseminary 
 #ruins  #thepleasureofruins  #hopescotttrust   #exhibition  #artlondon  #scottishart  #scottishartist

โœจ Reserve Exhibition Slot Now! โœจ PLEASURE SCENE, a group exhibition of 9 visual artists is opening soon at the beautiful, newly minted @trafalgaravenue gallery in South London, built by the inimitable @graham.a.martin and @casilveria. All works orbit the single subject of St. Peter's Seminary - a renowned, yet currently abandoned brutalist building on Scotland's West Coast. I'll be sharing some photographs and audio in the exhibition, including the cover image shown above. Pandem-safe booking is now open, accessible via my link in bio. Besides me, the artists featured are: @lucymschofield @michelleavison @estellevincentphotography @danhowardbirt @larad123 @casperwhitecasper @paul_dewis @graham.a.martin #pleasurescene #trafalgaravenue #contemporaryart #stpetersseminary #ruins #thepleasureofruins #hopescotttrust #exhibition #artlondon #scottishart #scottishartist

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2 months ago
On the @britishwithadash podcast with my author and poet cousin @unclekweks discussing ideas of self-assimilation and authenticity.

Hit the link in bio for the full episode on Spotify. 

 #podcast

On the @britishwithadash podcast with my author and poet cousin @unclekweks discussing ideas of self-assimilation and authenticity. Hit the link in bio for the full episode on Spotify. #podcast

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2 months ago
On the @britishwithadash podcast, with my flippin' crucial cousin @unclekweks, explaining why I put together my Kente Kilt, and how it went down when I wore it.

Full episode on Spotify at link in bio.

 #podcast  #kente

On the @britishwithadash podcast, with my flippin' crucial cousin @unclekweks, explaining why I put together my Kente Kilt, and how it went down when I wore it. Full episode on Spotify at link in bio. #podcast #kente

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2 months ago
๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Back On the Mic! ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ

Catch me on the eye-opening ๐Ÿ‘€ Growing Up British Podcast (@britishwithadash) alongside my superlative cousin Kweku (@unclekweks) - children's author, poet and all-round-profound-thinker.

Hosted by the extremely thoughtful trio of Layla, April and Danielle, in Part 1 we get into mixed cultural identities before delving into art and expression in the upcoming Part 2.

Check it out on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. It's a deep bowl of tasty gumbo. ๐Ÿœ

 #podcast

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Back On the Mic! ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Catch me on the eye-opening ๐Ÿ‘€ Growing Up British Podcast (@britishwithadash) alongside my superlative cousin Kweku (@unclekweks) - children's author, poet and all-round-profound-thinker. Hosted by the extremely thoughtful trio of Layla, April and Danielle, in Part 1 we get into mixed cultural identities before delving into art and expression in the upcoming Part 2. Check it out on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. It's a deep bowl of tasty gumbo. ๐Ÿœ #podcast

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2 months ago
Change. Or lack thereof.

@ip.cristina:
1. 2017
2. 2018
3. 2019
4. 2020
5. 2021

 #polaroid @polaroid  #portrait

Change. Or lack thereof. @ip.cristina: 1. 2017 2. 2018 3. 2019 4. 2020 5. 2021 #polaroid @polaroid #portrait

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3 months ago
Change. Or lack thereof.

1. May 2020
2. January 2021
3. April 2021

 #polaroid @polaroid

Change. Or lack thereof. 1. May 2020 2. January 2021 3. April 2021 #polaroid @polaroid

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3 months ago
A brief foray into the back of the 21st century mind.

A brief foray into the back of the 21st century mind.

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4 months ago