Having formally worked as a lighting designer with companies such as the Royal Ballet and Channel 4 Television, Hamish Gane relocated to South Wales to study photography in the late 1990s. He is currently programme director for BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts at Swansea Metropolitan University, where he acquired a masters degree in 2003. His photographic practice draws on ideas surrounding family, memory and melancholia and his work has been exhibited widely, most notably in Apron, a solo exhibition at Mission Gallery, Swansea. He has been selected several times for the National Eisteddfod of Wales Fine Art Pavilion and has had work exhibited at venues including britart Gallery, London; Alsager Arts Centre, Manchester and Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea. Gane is currently completing a practice-based PhD entitled: Photography, Melancholy, Family: Spaces Beyond Representation.