To coincide with the St Magnus Festival (see Gunnie’s festival photography here and here), the Hoy Kirk heritage centre is holding an exhibition celebrating one of Rackwick’s highest profile residents, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. The exhibition features Gunnie’s portraits.
Max, as he was known, and Gunnie became friends shortly after Gunnie arrived in Orkney. She photographed him repeatedly over the years building up a remarkable archive of Max through the years. Gunnie’s scrapbooks of newspaper clippings show that these portraits were in constant demand.
Hoy Max is on show at Hoy Kirk heritage centre from 12-25 June, with a walk through the Rackwick valley led by archaeologist Dan Lee on Saturday 17 June and a St Magnus Festival performance by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Voices on Tuesday 20 June at 2pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Max’s home in Rackwick,Hoy, the remote Bunnertoon
Max at work in Bunnertoon
St Magnus Festival party at Bunnertoon
Archie Bevan, Max, Jack Rendall, Elizabeth Bevan at Bunnertoon
Max with Rackwick neighbour, Hutch