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 over the traditional Muckle Supper weekend of the 17/18/19th of November at The Kelp Store, cultural and heritage centre on Papay.
Working with traditional darkroom and digital photography, as well as printmaking, Marr makes work about the natural and social history of the islands. Seaweed, skies and plant lore are subjects she often returns to. Taken on the coast below the Arts & Crafts enclave at Melsetter House on the island of Hoy, these digital photographs have been manipulated to reflect the colour palette of the Morris designs in the house. The area around Melsetter, described by May Morris as ‘a sort of fairy palace on the edge of the northern sea’ becomes an unearthly landscape reminiscent of a sci-fi B-movie.