‘Jacobites by Name’ explores the complex legacy and secret symbolism of the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 through a body of photographic artworks and objects, and reflects on the cultural alterity of Jacobitism in relation to wider Scottish (and British) national identity.

Realised from a basis of constructed stage-sets and painted with imagery alluding to the matrix of meanings embedded in this iconic historical period, the photographs aim to generate a nuanced semiotics of references and rhetoric, of riddles and puzzles, of ‘facts’ and beliefs that connote the multifaceted and lasting legacy of this defining moment in Scottish and British history.

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