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Tam MacPhail sculpture Paul MacPhail photographs

  • The Pier Arts Centre 28 Victoria Street Stromnesss KW16 3AA (map)

In 1976 the artist Tam MacPhail arrived in Orkney with his wife Gunnie Moberg along with their four young sons.  Tam had travelled from California to the UK in the 1960s and lived for a while in Edinburgh and latterly in Argyll. During this time he created a series of geometric sculptures in metal as well as a number of conceptual and kinetic works of art.  

The exhibition brings together a selection of Tam’s sculptures, drawings and related material, with photographs by Paul MacPhail, one of Tam and Gunnie’s sons, who grew up in Orkney. Paul’s work plays with the notion of scale and human presence in the landscape.

The exhibition highlights the contribution that Tam made to the developing art scene in Edinburgh through the 1960s and features new photographs by Paul, who is now based in Edinburgh.