margaret tait residency
Sarah Forrest wins inaugural Margaret Tait Residency
The inaugural Margaret Tait Residency in 2012 was supported by the Creative Scotland Creative Futures Programme, LUX and the Pier Arts Centre.
The panel selected Sarah Forrest as the recipient of the Residency which took place in summer 2012 at Pier Arts Centre in Stromness Orkney for six weeks. After the Residency, Sarah completed six mentor sessions with prominent artists, as well as camera skills and sound editing courses in London and Glasgow.
The Residency aimed to support and develop the skills of an emerging Scottish or Scotland-based artist working within film and moving image. It was developed for artists early in their career who would benefit from a focused period of development in a stimulating environment outwith their typical studio base.
Twenty-one artists applied for the Residency. A Glasgow School of Art MFA graduate, Sarah has previously exhibited work at CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; Supplement, London; Glasgow Sculpture Studios; SWG3, Glasgow; Dundee Contemporary Arts and Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. The Residency gave her her first opportunity to screen work in a cinema setting.
Sarah’s film, that now, screened to a busy Cinema 2 audience on Friday 17 February 2013 at GFT, and was well received.
Sarah will take the film back to Orkney this April for a screening at Stromness Town Hall, alongside Blue Black Permanent by Margaret Tait. It will be additionally supported by LUX, the London-based UK agency for the support and promotion of artists working with the moving image.
The Margaret Tait Residency will not be running in 2013, but Glasgow Film Festival hopes to offer a second Margaret Tait Residency in 2014.