REBECCA MARR photographer

On exhibition now

The Shape of Farming is on at the Kelp Store, Papa Westray, Orkney. View the exhibition website here.

When the Grass dances

This year I am working on a collaborative project with poet Valerie Gillies getting to know the wild grasses of Scotland and gathering a new collection of work.

The project was awarded Creative Scotland funding.

Walking Lake Orcadie

A time travelling picture book journey through the surface of the flagstones of Stromness.

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All work is copyright of Rebecca Marr and cannot be used without permission.

updates below

The Shape of Farming exhibition

A new show has just opened at the Kelp Store, Papay (Papa Westray), Orkney. It is a collaboration with Mark Jenkins through our partnership Kolekto. Unable to travel back to Papay during the preparation for the show (yes, you know why) we went back to initial photographs made before lockdown and started to look at … Continue reading

Papay Koinobori

Arriving at Papay airport early the other day, I went over to watch the windsock. Every now and then it would tilt down and I could see the sky through its funnel, it felt like a conversation. As I stood there trying to understand what the windsock was saying, I was unaware of the centuries … Continue reading

The Scottish Analogue Directory

Mhari Law of Island Darkroom in Lewis has set up a Scottish Analogue Directory. Great to see Orkney represented with Tomas Hermoso and Sarah Wylie, there will be others coming in too such as Ingrid Budge. It’s great to have a space where all the analogue camera and darkroom artists can be brought together. Here’s … Continue reading

Surface at Holm Sound

I’ve really enjoyed the Holm Sound transmissions and now I get to be part of the broadcast! Thanks to the team for the invite. This Friday 7-8:30pm See booking details on the flyer From the organisers: Following the vernal equinox, we begin to surface from the darkness of winter. In our third event, we’ll examine … Continue reading

Westray reeds for Marie Curie

There are two of my photographs in the Highlands Marie Curie art auction. The auction ends on Sunday. View here. The photographs are of reeds in Westray. They have been reversed to make the black reflections of the reeds in the water become white, while retaining the reed colour of the winter stalks themselves. I … Continue reading

North Ronaldsay Science Festival

I have a short presentation in the North Ronaldsay Science Festival. It’s about seaweed, what else? The festival runs through British Science Week today until 14 March.

Pier Arts Centre artist profile series

Lovely to be joining other Orkney artists in the Pier Arts Centre artist profile series. Visit it here. Catherine Louttit, the smallest horse in her costume work to compete in the Festival of the Horse, South Ronaldsay. Made during the Pier Arts Centre Art & Agriculture residency in 2007.