Against a darkening sky a young cow, with a black adn white face, leans against the rumps of a red and a grey cow

Open Day & Workshop

Two events coming up will give people an opportunity to hear more about the Gunnie Moberg Archive – an Open Day on Friday 6 September and a Workshop on Saturday 7 September.

Slide mount reading 'Gunnie Moberg' handwritten in black pen, image on slide is of a primula scotica, a small opurplish pink primrose with three heads

Open Day: Friday 6 September 11am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm 

For the Open Day we are going to come out from the strongroom where we normally work and take over one of the public rooms in the Orkney Library and Archive. The Carnegie Room will become a porthole into the Gunnie Moberg Archive giving visitors a flavour of some of the archive contents. We will have books of Gunnie’s images, including the artists book ‘Stone’, for people to browse. There will be newspaper clippings detailing the artist’s career; original slides and prints and Gunnie Moberg’s cameras. There will be a digital slide show of images and an opportunity to find out more about the digitising and cataloguing process of building an archive.

slide mount with handwritten title and artists name G. Moberg. Image is the Loganair plane over Stromness.  

Workshop: Saturday 7 September 1pm to 5pm

Project worker Rebecca Marr will also be holding a workshop on Saturday 7 September at Stromness Library and out in the streets and shores of the town. The workshop is titled VIEW FROM THIS SIDE, a reference to the instructions printed on the slides but also an indication of Gunnie Moberg’s artistic approach.

After a discussion about Gunnie Moberg’s photography, people will be encouraged to identify an aspect of Gunnie Moberg’s work – such as her use of views from above, whether in a plane or on foot; her ability to simply translate the Orkney landscape in all its gigantic and miniature beauty; or perhaps her portraiture style, drawing out  individuality whether her subject is people or plants.
No experience necessary, just bring your enthusiasm and a camera. Stromness Library 1pm to 5pm. Places are free but limited so please book by contacting us here or by calling Stromness Library on 01856 850907

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