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5:30 PM17:30

The turning light: new films by Scottish doctoral students

Susannah Ramsay, West of Dalabrog, 2016

Susannah Ramsay, West of Dalabrog, 2016

This film programme showcases new work by artists and filmmakers currently undertaking practice-based PhDs at Scottish universities, including films by Sarah Forrest (Glasgow School of Art, co-supervised with University of Glasgow), Shona Main (University of Stirling, co-supervised with Glasgow School of Art), Susannah Ramsay (University of Stirling, co-supervised with Glasgow School of Art), and Roseanne Watt (University of Stirling). All of the films included in the programme were filmed on Scottish islands and represent a range of different experimental approaches to filmmaking, including documentary, film poetry, and narrative driven works.

The artists and filmmakers included in this programme are recipients of doctoral funding from the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities, a collaboration of eight prestigious Scottish Universities alongside Scotland's specialist institutions The Glasgow School of Art and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, offering fully-funded PhDs with stipend.

Dr Susannah Thomson, head of postgraduate studies at Glasgow School of Art will join Dr Sarah Neely, author of Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait, for a Q&A after the film screenings.

Admission is free.

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Beyond Landscape - workshop with Laura Drever
to Sep 1

Beyond Landscape - workshop with Laura Drever

Beyond Landscape

A two-day workshop with Laura Drever

Saturday 31 August & Sunday 1 September 2019


The workshop will encourage you to explore the local landscape and look beyond a traditional approach.  

For further information and to book a place email or phone the gallery on 01856 850209

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7:30 PM19:30

'In Conversation' - Jock McFadyen RA with Rowan Moore

Jock McFadyen  Phoenix  © the artist

Jock McFadyen Phoenix © the artist

Jock McFadyen RA is one of the UK’s leading painters. His work responds to a wide range of sources, from inner city life to industrial landscapes.

A visit to Orkney in the 1990s, signalled a shift in the artist’s work to include rural landscapes reflecting his travels in Orkney, around the UK and beyond.

Rowan Moore is a writer and architecture critic for The Observer and has recently completed a book on Jock McFadyen’s work.

Join us at the Pier Arts Centre to hear Rowan and Jock talk about painting, landscapes, architecture and much more.

Admission is free but booking is essential. To reserve a place contact the Pier Arts Centre on 01856 850209

This event is part of the RA250 celebrations. Museums and galleries across the UK will take part in a nationwide programme of talks, events and exhibitions to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2018.

The Royal Academy is the world’s foremost artist and architect-led institution. Since its foundation in 1768, the membership of Royal Academicians has included over 650 of Britain’s most eminent

artists and architects. With support from Art Fund, this far-reaching programme will celebrate Royal Academicians, past and present, foregrounding the impact they have had throughout the UK.

A full programme can be found by visiting

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