REBECCA MARR photographer


Sheep Skerry, Melsetter, Hoy III – one of the works showing at this year’s ØY Festival. More here.

Sea, Papa Westray

Hellihole Road

Hellihole Road, Stromness from Willick’s Shed

dsc_0732seapink-with-pink-circleSea pink, Yesnaby. From Flora Orcadensis

Papa Westray I. More here.

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In the docks

Dowhan or Dochan or Tirso or Bulwand or Bulmint (Orkney) Rumex obtusifolius I have a collagraph of Dockens in The Waterfront Spring Exhibition in Stromness.   ‘The docks were cut a harvest time; the stems were soaked in sea water to make them more pliable and fashioned into baskets. Occasionally the stems were into doormats … Continue reading

North Ronaldsay Lighthouse

I will be showing ‘North Ronaldsay Lighthouse’ (below) as part of Cary Welling’s exhibition ‘Art We Like’ at Northlight in Stromness. The show opens next Saturday 7 April and runs until 25 April. The gallery is open 11-1 and 2-5 Closed Sundays. Built by Robert Stevenson’s son Alan, the Lighthouse was first lit in 1854. … Continue reading

Lift: Orkney skies

I’m working on a new exhibition with Alan Watson and Ingrid Budge for Orkney Museum. We have taken the title Lift, the Orkney dialect word for ‘sky’. The title brings the three of us together in a shared interest in Orkney skies and clouds. I’ve made work for the show thinking about the potential for … Continue reading

Seaweed Saturday Papay

New date for workshop announced.   And on Monday 19 March 12:30 at The Kelp Store Papa Westray (Papay) I’ll be meeting with the Lunch Club and giving a talk titled ‘Tangled: The Social History of Seaweed in Orkney’. The Lunch Club is a pre-booked event so that Beth knows how much seaweed soup to … Continue reading

Exhibiting Hoy at ØY

I’ll be exhibiting at the 2nd ØY Festival in Papay this coming weekend with a trio of images made in Hoy. The ØY Festival is a new annual three-day festival of islands on Papa Westray, one of the northern islands of the Orkney archipelago. The ØY Festival is curated by Jonathan Ford, Papay Ranger and artist Saoirse Higgins. Taking place … Continue reading

Piers & clouds

  I’ve been absorbed on a project for Stromness Museum about piers for the past few months. The exhibition is on at Stromness Museum until 31 Dec in the porch. There is a dedicated website here. It’s full of photographs, archive and contemporary, and audios telling the story of the piers. Inside the museum there … Continue reading

Seaweed photography walk

Join me for a seaweed walk on the Birsay shore this Saturday 9 September. We will identify and photograph several seaweeds including the ones I like to eat. On Sunday morning we will photograph the seaweeds again using studio lights back in Stromness. Free. To book call Stromness Museum (01856) 850025. Meet at Brough of … Continue reading