REBECCA MARR photographer

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

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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.

Imagining an island

I’m delighted to be part of this exhibition with the Walking Lake Orcadie photographs. See the virtual show here. Imagining an Island is a collaborative project, initiated by Professor John Kippin and Nicola Neate, which has evolved from their ongoing photographic project, In This Day and Age. Imagining an Island has developed as a Symposium, two accompanying exhibitions … Continue reading

Riches of the shore

Orkney International Science Festival is online this year and everyone is invited to the shore workshops with myself, Fiona Sanderson, Katherine Diaper and Andrew Want. The event will cover foraging on the shore with some lovely recipes from Fiona; identification of shore creatures; and creating your own pigments from pebbles with Katherine. I will be … Continue reading

Cove Park Hands On

I was delighted to make a Hands-On children’s activity sheet for Cove Park. The commission was to think about a creative thing that can be done at home using materials and equipment that can be easily found. The result is ‘Alphabet You’, can you crack the code? Clink the link below for the activity sheet … Continue reading

Wild Iris

They are just fading now, but the Yellow Flag has added something to recent walks. Wild Iris / Yellow flag / Yellow Iris Iris pseudacorus Known in Orkney as Segs. ‘The raw juice of this plant was used to cure toothache. The juice was sucked up the nose.’ – Magnus Spence, Flora Orcadensis  ‘Snuff made … Continue reading

Poisonous, potent, purple and spooky.

The Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) chose Orkney as its north-most natural post. 1 I’ve been watching the foxgloves out of the kitchen window. They have made remarkable trumpeted bolts up the far wall of the kirk green. On a day of dark skies and bright sunlight I decided to make a portrait of them. Among her … Continue reading

Book out – Walking Lake Orcadie

Walking Lake Orcadie is now published as a book with foreword by Antonia Thomas. Sample of images here. Hard backed image wrap cover with 48 pages on uncoated 105gsm paper. 26 x 23cm. Copies can be signed if you wish. You can see the images in my earlier post here. Available for £20 + £3 … Continue reading