Blue poppies elegant and suprsingly blue are echoed in aghost image of themselves behind them in this double exposure image.

The days never seem the same

On this Gunnie’s birthday (8 May), it is fittingly celebratory to share the exciting news that there will be a Gunnie Moberg exhibition at Stills Gallery Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Arts Festival.

The show title is from a quote from Gunnie referring to the Orkney experience. The exhibition is a joint show with the work of filmmaker Margaret Tait. Two Orkney artists in Edinburgh, who both lived in Rose Street over half a century ago. Neighbours again in adjoining galleries at Stills.

Poet and filmmaker Margaret Tait stares direct to camera, her white hair blown from her strong features. A white collared jumper looks at first like a dog collar. Strong light creates a glow from her white hair against the blcak shadowed background.
Margaret Tait photographed by Gunnie Moberg

Stills Gallery Director Ben Sharman has visited the Orkney Library & Archive to curate the show from Gunnie Moberg’s collection. Ben is working with Dr Sarah Neely who worked with the Margaret Tait archive and has published two books on the work of Tait.

Please see the catalogue entry details for the show below:

The days never seem the same
Gunnie Moberg and Margaret Tait

27 July—28 October 2018

This exhibition brings together the work of Gunnie Moberg (1941-2007) and Margaret Tait (1918-99). Moberg worked primarily with photography and Tait became an influential filmmaker, poet and writer. Both artists shared a strong connection to Orkney: the place, its people and its landscape.

The days never seem the same includes a large selection of Moberg’s photographs, from portraits to aerial views of the landscape of Orkney, dating from the late 1970s to the years immediately preceding her death. It also features a selection of films by Margaret Tait accompanied by rarely seen archive material, including photographs associated with Tait’s work and travels, on loan from the Orkney Library & Archive.

This presentation will continue Stills’ interest in showcasing important work from archives and collections in Scotland. The exhibition is timed to coincide with Margaret Tait 100, coordinated by LUX Scotland, University of Stirling, and Pier Arts Centre.

Funded by Creative Scotland and City of Edinburgh Council. Exhibition made possible with support from LUX Scotland and Orkney Library & Archive.

23 Cockburn Street, EH1 1BP
0131 622 6200
Mon—Sun, 11am— 6pm
Free Entry

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