Lecture or talk Adults

Margaret Tait 100 Lecture: Quiet Defiance

Scottish National Gallery Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
  • Monday 11 November, 6:00-7:00pm


To mark the end of Margaret Tait’s centenary celebrations, writer, actor, director Gerda Stevenson will give a talk on Tait's multifaceted and uniquely distinctive creativity. Stevenson won a BAFTA award for her role in Tait’s only feature film, Blue Black Permanent (1992), and will reflect on this collaboration, considering also Tait's influence on the younger generation. Stevenson's talk includes readings from Tait’s poetry and prose, and excerpts from her remarkable films.

Part of the Margaret Tait 100 programme.

Still from Blue Black Permanent, 1992 (dir. Margaret Tait)

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