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.
As part of Margaret Tait 100, ten short films will be commissioned in response to the legacy of Tait. The commissions comprise of five new works from established artists, and a further five drawn from an open call process. The new commissions are 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. The further five artists and filmmakers, selected from the national open call, are by Alexander Storey Gordon; Catherine Street; Matt Hulse; Morag McKinnon; and Wendy Kirkup with composer Richy Carey.
The five successful open call proposals were selected by a panel comprising Dr Sarah Neely (Director, Margaret Tait 100), Nicole Yip (Director, LUX Scotland), Ben Cook (Director, LUX), Andrew Parkinson (Curator, Pier Arts Centre) and John Archer (Producer, Hopscotch Films).
New Film Scans Available for Exhibition