Hoy Max

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 hoyheritage@btinternet.com for details.

SEDULIBC28017052410500 1Max’s home in Rackwick,Hoy, the remote Bunnertoon

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SEDULIBC28017052410540Max at work in Bunnertoon

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D135-2-126editSt Magnus Festival party at Bunnertoon

D135-2-124editArchie Bevan, Max, Jack Rendall, Elizabeth Bevan at Bunnertoon

D135-2-208editMax with Rackwick neighbour, Hutch

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3 thoughts on “Hoy Max

    • lovely to see these….some unknown to me. I have one I took of Max and Gunnie by his front door on Hoy…….too late to include alas

      • Hello Sigrid, it would be lovely to include that! If you are able to drop it past the bookshop this week I can take it over.
        Cheers!Rebecca

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