Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie

Hardeep Singh Kohli, b. 1969. Writer, radio and TV presenter (2008)

About this artwork

Kohli was born in London but his family moved to Glasgow when he was four years old. He studied law at Glasgow University before joining BBC Scotland’s graduate production trainee scheme. Moving to London, Kohli began directing children’s TV programmes, such as the award-winning ‘It’ll Never Work’. In 1996 he left the BBC and began to work more independently, appearing on TV shows such as ‘Question Time’, ‘Celebrity Masterchef’ and the celebrity edition of ‘The Apprentice’. He wrote a column for ‘Scotland on Sunday’ and continues to write occasionally for ‘The Guardian’ and ‘The Independent’. In 2010 and 2011 he appeared in Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe. As a Sikh who grew up in Scotland, Kohli is shown in a turban and a kilt, highlighting the growing diversity of Scotland’s population.

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.