Introduction to using 16mm Bolex Cameras Workshop Bursary

Part of Margaret Tait 100

A black and white photograph depicts two people attending to a 16mm camera outdoors on a street with stone buildings.
Image courtesy of Alex Pirie

Margaret Salmon leads a two-day introductory workshop around the 16mm movie camera. Reflecting upon Tait’s intimate working relationship with the Bolex clockwork 16mm camera, as well as Salmon’s longstanding use of the camera, this workshop provides an overview of technical, aesthetic and practical uses of the camera and discussion of independent, artists’ analogue filmmaking practice.

The workshop will take place on Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 September 2019 at the Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney.

Margaret Tait 100 are delighted to be able to offer a travel /​accommodation bursary to one workshop participant, up to the value of £200. In order to be considered for this bursary please email Marcus Jack, MT100 Coordinator, at email hidden; JavaScript is required with the subject heading WORKSHOP BURSARY [Your Name] and a brief statement of no more than 250 words about why this opportunity would benefit you, your practice or research.

Applications must be received by 10am on Thursday 5 September. The successful applicant will be notified by 5pm on Friday 6 September.

This opportunity is not available to those in full-time education or residing outside of Scotland.

Part of Margaret Tait 100

Margaret Tait 100 was a year-long centenary celebration of the work of Scotland’s pioneering filmmaker and poet Margaret Tait that ran from November 2018 to November 2019.

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