Sarah Neely speaking at BFI Reuben Library about Margaret Tait

Sarah Neely, author of Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait. Portraits, Poetry, Sound and Place, will be speaking at the BFI Reuben Library on Monday 10 April.

Described by novelist Ali Smith as “A pioneer. A modernist. A far sight. A first voice. An original. A maker.” (The Margaret Tait Years) Margaret Tait’s work includes the short portrait on 16mm film of her mother A Portrait of Ga (1952) and the BFI backed feature film Blue Black Permanent (1992). In this first of four library events discussing the relationship between British artists’ film and archival research, the author of Between Categories The Films of Margaret Tait: Portraits, Poetry, Sound and Place (Peter Lang), talks about her research into this unique artist, whose work includes film, poetry and stories.

Dr Neely spent over 10 years in archives, libraries and collections from London to Orkney (Tait’s birthplace), is Senior Lecturer at the University of Stirling and has presented Tait’s work around the world. Supported by: PAUL MELLON CENTRE for Studies in British Art. Booking and details at https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/betweencategoriesresearchingmargarettait. *A number of free places for students are available on an individual basis, if you are interested in one, in the first instance email library@bfi.org.uk with Margaret Tait in the subject field and with details of your college or university, course, and contact details.

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