REBECCA MARR photographer

When the Grass dances a collaboration with poet Valerie Gillies. Walk among the wild grasses of Scotland.

Grass greetings cards here

Walking Lake Orcadie exhibition and publication

Shape of Farming Papa Westray

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I’m delighted to have my photography featured in the latest journal by RIAS (Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland) alongside work by Gunnie Moberg and Antonia Thomas. The subject of the Summer issue is ‘Islands’ and Orcadian architect assistants Mirka Borek and Andrew Dennison took the theme of ‘shelter’ to weave a great article about … Continue reading

When the grasses talk

When The Grass Dances – Rebecca Marr and Valerie Gillies in conversation, at the Pier Arts Centre, Stromness on Tuesday 10th May at 7:30pm. Valerie will give readings from this collection of work that celebrates Scotland’s wild grasses, simultaneously Rebecca will project photographs of the grasses.  During the presentation the artists will share insights into their collaboration When the grass dances including their … Continue reading

Flagstones and Flotta

Some book news – three of my photographs have been published in the new Collins book by Pete Irvine Scotland the Best The Islands. Fellow Orkney photographer Ingrid Budge is also featured. Tim & Jessie at the spoots, Papay / Stanger Head, Flotta / a shy Old Man of Hoy And now a very different … Continue reading

World Poetry Day

To celebrate World Poetry Day here is Valerie Gillies On Drowsy Brae On Drowsy Brae ‘Whit are ye daein here, on Drowsy Brae?Letting the gress grow aneath ye, in amangthis saft brome, weel-kenned as sleepies?’ Forwandert, we’re doverin ower,takkin a rip o pluff-gress for a pillowwhaur it is nid-nod-nodding. Oor darg maks us sair forfochtenand … Continue reading

Artist Samantha Clark asks about the grasses

If you have ever been to Orkney you will know it is a landscape dominated by grassland. With few trees here, it’s the shimmering of grass that marks the movement of wind and sun, and its growth and decay colours the changing seasons. – Samantha Clark Valerie and I were delighted when Orkney based artist … Continue reading

Today and every day

header image: Bernice Abbot, Behaviour Of Waves 1962 A good day to revisit a post from a couple of years ago, but before we do…a woman whose work is new to me. I can’t stop thinking about it. Argentinian artist Ingrid Weyland’s Topologies of Fragility series working with crumpled prints is beautiful and angry. See … Continue reading

Grassy greetings

The new grass photogram cards have just arrived home. You can buy a pack of six different designs for £12.50 inc p&p. The cards are 147mm x 106mm on 350gsm card stock and come with white envelopes. If you would like to order a pack contact me here. You can follow the grasses and their … Continue reading