Margaret Tait 100

Nov 2018 to Nov 2019

Margaret Tait 100 is a year-long centenary celebration of the work of Scotland’s pioneering filmmaker and poet, Margaret Tait (1918–1999). The programme officially launches in November 2018 on the occasion of Tait’s birthday, and includes screenings, exhibitions, workshops, readings, new publishing, and commissioning opportunities for artists working with film.

The Margaret Tait 100 programme is run in partnership with LUX Scotland, University of Stirling, and Pier Arts Centre, Orkney. Supported by Creative Scotland.

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Film Commissions and Opportunities

As part of Margaret Tait 100, ten short films will be commissioned in response to the legacy of Tait. The commissions will comprise five new works from established artists, and a further five drawn from an open call process. The new commissions will be by curator and filmmaker Ute Aurand; director and writer Mark Cousins; artist, filmmaker and musician Luke Fowler; writer Ali Smith with artist and filmmaker Sarah Wood; and curator and filmmaker Peter Todd.

New Film Scans Available for Exhibition

For the centenary, film exhibitors can now screen new HD scans of 6 shorts from LUX, or a new 2K digitisation of Tait’s only feature Blue Black Permanent (1992) from the BFI.