Margaret Tait: Seen from Afar


Margaret Tait, A Place of Work, 1976. Courtesy of the Margaret Tait estate and LUX.

Event Details

Thursday 27 June 2019


Pier Arts Centre, Stromness

Margaret Tait: Seen from Afar is an informal selection and presentation of Tait’s films in the context of her encounter with English experimental film in the 1970s and 1980s. This film programme will be contextualised by Mike Leggett, Margaret Tait biographer, filmmaker and founder of the London Filmmakers’ Co-op workshop; and Rod Stoneman, Commissioning Editor at Channel 4 and co-producer of Blue Black Permanent (1992).


Margaret Tait, Aerial, 1974. 16mm, 4 min.
Margaret Tait, Colour Poems, 1974. 16mm, 12 min.
Margaret Tait, A Place of Work, 1976. 16mm, 30 min.
Margaret Tait, John Macfadyen (The Stripes in the Tartan), 1970. 16mm, 5 min.
Margaret Tait, Blue Black Permanent (extract), 1992. 35mm, 5 min.
Mike Leggett, Sheepman And The Sheared – Part 4: The Lane, 1974. 16mm, 12 min.