Concert with Brian Connolly and Hazel Wrigley, supported by Hullion
‘there and then and never again’: new film commissions celebrating the life and work of Margaret Tait
Screening of new short films from international talents and Scotland-based artists and filmmakers that celebrate the life, legacy, attitude or approach of Scotland’s filmmaking pioneer, Margaret Tait (1918–1999).
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.
Act 1 of Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn, a subversive play by experimental artists Daniel O’Dempsey and James Alexander McKenzie
Join us for evening with Hilary Grant and Kirsteen Stewart.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the gallery on 01856 850209
Two-day 16mm Bolex workshop, led by Margaret Salmon.
Exhibition tour focussing on the exhibition archives.
Letterpress Poster Printing - with Soulisquoy Printmakers in collaboration with the Pier Arts Centre
Recreate a poster from the Pier Arts Centre archive and learn traditional letterpress printing.
Exhibition tour focussing on life and legacy of Margaret Gardiner (1904-2005), founder of the Pier Arts Centre.
An opportunity to help make a flag which the Pier Arts Centre will fly from the 24th to 30th June 2019 as an advocate for human rights
Artist Alan Watson, and composer, Gemma McGregor, will create three new works collaboratively in a live ‘open studio’ at the Pier Arts Centre.
Artist Kate Walters reflections on her recent travels to Shetland and the impact it has had on her work.
An informal walk and talk around the Pier Arts Centre focussing on the buildings
To mark the 70th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights, the Pier Arts Centre is taking part in the Fly the Flag project. In this Piergroup/PIERCLOSER sessions, there will be an opportunity to help design a flag which the Pier Arts Centre will fly from the 24th to 30th June 2019 as an advocate for human rights
Special screening of a selection of Margaret Tait’s films alongside the work of Glasgow-based artist, filmmaker and musician Luke Fowler.
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 roy.ac/RA250UK