Celebrate the life, work and legacy of pioneering Orcadian filmmaker, painter and poet, Margaret Tait (1918-99).

Tait is one of the most visionary and stridently independent filmmakers to have emerged from Scotland, yet her work has until recently remained relatively unknown.

This exhibition features a survey of Tait’s experimental short films, made across 47 years and many places, alongside a series of works commissioned as part of the Margaret Tait Award, Scotland’s most prestigious moving image award for artists. Artists include Torsten Lauschmann (2010 Margaret Tait Award recipient), Anne-Marie Copestake (2011), Stephen Sutcliffe (2012), Rachel Maclean (2013), Charlotte Prodger (2014), Duncan Marquiss (2015), Kate Davis (2016), Sarah Forrest (2017) and Alberta Whittle (2018).

The film installations are accompanied by a display of archival photographs, ephemera and other materials relating to Tait’s life, filmmaking process and writing. Although her creativity found expression through a wide range of forms across art, film and poetry, she is best known as a filmmaker. She positioned herself resolutely outside of the commercial industry, instead developing a highly independent and unique approach that bears much more in common with the artistry of a poet than that of a commercial film director.

GoMA, Gallery of Modern Art

Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G1 3AZ

01412 873 050

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Closed 25 – 26 Dec and 1 – 2 Jan

Closed from 12.30pm on 31 Dec

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