From Where I Stand reveals the very best work selected from Mary McCartneys complete archive from the 1990s to date. This first solo exhibition of work at the gallery
coincides with the book launch of From Where I Stand produced by Thames & Hudson.
From portraits to photographs of the raw energy backstage and onstage at fashion shows, rock concerts, the theatre and ballet, as well as vignettes of the surreal and the curious, the exhibition always returns to the calm, private spaces of home and of family.
Mary McCartney Paul and Linda McCartneys daughter started her career as a professional photographer in 1994. Her solo exhibitions, which have been shown internationally, include Off Pointe, Playing Dress Up and British Style Observed.
Mary McCartney was born in London in 1969 and started her career as a professional photographer in 1994. She has been commissioned for numerous publications including Harper's Bazaar and Interview magazine. Her first solo exhibition Off Pointe - A Photographic Study of the Royal Ballet After Hours was shown at the Royal Opera House in 2004 before touring to Dimbola Lodge, Isle of Wight, and Crane Kalman Gallery, Brighton. Other solo exhibitions of her work have been held at OXO Tower, London, Goss-Michael Foundation, Texas, and Nunnington Hall, Yorkshire, while British Style Observed was exhibited as part of 30 days of Fashion at the Natural History Museum in 2008. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Royal College of Art, London, The Waterfront, New York and Plymouth Arts Studio. McCartney completed a special commission for the exhibition Gay Icons in 2009 and these works, including portraits of Ian McKellen and Sandi Toksvig, are now part of the Collection at the National Portrait Gallery.