image: Gunnie Moberg Victoria Street, Stromness circa 1978 left to right – Archie Bevan; Ian McInnes; Graham Bevan; Elizabeth Bevan; Nora Meyer; Gerry Meyer.
The Gunnie Moberg Archive Open Day at Stromness Library the other Saturday was attended by over sixty people who delved into a sample of the archive. And they wanted more, so this Saturday (1 February) from 1-4pm there will be a another opportunity to look through a sample of Stromness prints and put names to faces and dates to local events. A chance for the community to look back at itself through the eyes of Gunnie Moberg.
images: Mark Jenkins. Stromness Library 18 January Gunnie Moberg Archive Open Day
Over four decades (1976 – 2006) Gunnie documented the islands through her photography creating a cultural and artistic treasury. As well as thousands of images, the archive also contains volumes of newspaper clippings, book proofs, diaries, correspondence and the artist’s cameras.
The exhibition ‘Between the human and the natural’ – portrait and landscape photography of Gunnie Moberg – continues at Stromness Library until Wednesday 5 February.
Open Day Saturday 1 Februray from 1-4pm. Stromness Library, Hellihole Road, is open Monday to Thursday 2pm to 7pm, Fridays 2pm to 5pm and Saturdays from 11am to 5pm.
Here are just some of the prints of Stromness from the ten Gunnie Moberg Archive print boxes that will be at the library on Saturday.
image: Gunnie Moberg. In the middle of the aerial photograph of Stromness Gunnie has written ‘Varat hus’ with a red arrow reaching down to ‘Our house’- number four the double houses at Ness Road, once home to Gunnie, Tam and their four boys.
image: Gunnie Moberg. Pier head, Stromness.
image: Gunnie Moberg. Pole star pier, Stromness.
image: Gunnie Moberg. The bottom of Hellihole Road, Stromness. Just out of the frame on the left is the library.
image: Gunnie Moberg. Once, when vehicles were smaller, a four wide car jam was possible in Graham Place. Standing in the middle of the traffic Archie Bevan spots Gunnie and smiles.
image: Gunnie Moberg. Franklin Road, Stromness
image: Gunnie Moberg. Dundas Street, Stromness
image: Gunnie Moberg. Peter Drever