When: Thursday, August 22nd 2013, Start Time: 12:00, End Time: 19:00
Of Tide and Time - a small exhibition of photographic images and poetry, made in Rackwick, Orkney – will be open at The Stables, Cromarty Arts Trust, 22-26 August 2013, 12 noon – 7pm each day (free).
Last summer Sue Mara spent two weeks in Rackwick, a tiny settlement on the west coast of the isle of Hoy, Orkney. Once a thriving farming and fishing community, it’s now peaceful home to a few people and a multitude of birds and other wildlife. There’s no shop or pub, just a youth hostel, and a bothy on the beautiful small beach. Much of the time, silence and birdcall reign, and, with the vast open skies and constantly changing light, create a magical setting.
Sue says, 'I spent many happy days wandering on the beach or idling on the paths and hills, absorbed by the water and the sounds and the colours and the wind, and finding images I liked in pools, rocks, landscape and croft ruins. My recording of these images forms the basis of this exhibition of approximately 18 photographs.
First exhibited last year in my home in Bristol, England as part of a local arts trail, this summer I travelled with the collection back to its source for an exhibition at Hoy Kirk, near Rackwick, in July. I’m delighted to now be offered this opportunity to display the images in the lovely setting of the Stables Gallery at Cromarty Arts Trust'.
”The fairest region of all Hoy is the valley of Rackwick… many say that these few acres are the loveliest in Orkney – and indeed, on a still summer evening, with invisible larks spilling enchantment into the valley, the magic of Rackwick has power to bind a man’s heart for ever.” George Mackay Brown
Sue Mara is an emerging photographer, with further interests in print and bookmaking. Based in Bristol, England, she is also a singer, songwriter and occasional poet.
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