Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie

Eddi Reader, b.1959. Singer and songwriter (26 September 2008)

About this artwork

Singer-songwriter Eddi Reader was born in Glasgow and started playing the guitar aged ten. She began busking in the city before graduating to the streets of London and Europe. Reader then successfully auditioned to become a backing singer for punk band, Gang of Four, and went on tour. This was followed by a stint working as a session artist. Her career was launched around 1984 when she met Mark E. Nevin and together they formed Fairground Attractions. Although short lived, the band won a Brit award for their first album in 1989. In 1992 Reader recorded her first solo album followed by an award-winning second album in 1994. In 2003 she recorded a compilation of material by Robert Burns with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. She received an MBE in 2006.

  • title: Eddi Reader, b.1959. Singer and songwriter
  • accession number: PGP 238.52
  • artist: Tricia Malley and Ross GillespieScottish (Malley born 1955; Gillespie born 1958)
  • gallery: In Storage
  • object type: Photograph
  • subject: Burns Music
  • date created: 26 September 2008
  • measurements: 45.50 x 45.60 cm
  • credit line: Gift of the photographers September 2011

Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie

Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie

Scottish photographers Malley and Gillespie are collectively known as ‘Broad Daylight’, collaborating on a variety of projects alongside their individual practices. Malley’s background as a documentary photographer and Gillespie’s training as an illustrator has created a partnership that enables them to produce work ranging from commissioned portraiture and documentary photography, to advertising and creative imagery. From 1999 – 2005 they produced book jacket images for the crime novelist Ian Rankin and also worked with him on the major book project 'Rebus’s Scotland' – a publication highlighting the places that inspired the settings in Edinburgh and beyond for Rankin’s Rebus novels. 2009 saw them working on an exhibition called 'As Others See Us' – which portrayed a selection of noteworthy Scots.