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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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.

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