Film Programmes (selected)

For Margaret

Pier Arts Centre, Stromness

11 September 2022

A 16mm film programme featuring films by Margaret Tait alongside the work of friends, collaborators and artists and filmmakers inspired by her.  Curated by Kari Adams and Sarah Neely - for series of events accompanying the tour of Luke Fowler's film, Being in a Place: A Portrait of Margaret Tait (supported by Screen Scotland)

Margaret Tait – Portraiture and Film

Void Gallery, Derry

11 September 2022

‘Personae: Margaret Tait – Portraiture and Film’, talk + curated screening to coincide with Luke Fowler’s exhibition, Being in a Place: A Portrait of Margaret Tait.  Films by Luke Fowler, Peter Todd, Ute Aurand, Margaret Tait.


Margaret Tait: Origins and Influences

Phoenix Cinema, Kirkwall

14 July 2022

A special screening of work by Tait shown alongside a selection of films by other filmmakers, friends and collaborators. In collaboration with LUX Scotland, Phoenix Cinema, Kirkwall, 14 July.  Supported by Screen Scotland and MT100.


‘there and then and never again’:  Margaret Tait 100 Commissions

Premiere, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

18/19 August, 2019

Distributed by LUX

Beginning with one of Tait’s earliest films and ending with one of her last, this programme includes new film commissions by director and critic Mark Cousins; artist, musician and filmmaker Luke Fowler; artist Alexander Storey Gordon; artist and filmmaker Matt Hulse; artist Wendy Kirkup and composer Richy Carey; director Morag Mckinnon; author Ali Smith and filmmaker Sarah Wood; artist Catherine Street; curator and artist Peter Todd, and curator and filmmaker Ute Aurand. The new works have been commissioned as part of the Margaret Tait 100, a year-long centenary celebration that included screenings, exhibitions, workshops, readings and new publishing. In collaboration with LUX Scotland, MT100, with support from Screen Scotland.


16mm- The Great Small Gauge

Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna

25 June- 1 July 2019

 Programme of 16mm films co-curated with Mariann Lewinsky and Karl Wratschko (as part of their Small Gauge festival strand), including films by Maria Lassnig, Martha Colburn and Margaret Tait

Where I Am Is Here: Margaret Tait at 100

Premiere, Uppsala Short Film Festival

27-28 October 2018

Distributed by LUX

Touring programme of films by Margaret Tait, co-curated for Margaret Tait's centenary, with Matt Lloyd (Glasgow Short Film Festival), now distributed by LUX


Herland: Subjects and Sequences, 100 years of Margaret Tait

21 Sept 2018

Glasgow Women’s Library

An evening celebration of music, film and poetry to mark the centenary of Margaret Tait. Curated by Sarah Neely, hosted by Gerda Stevenson with performances from Laura Edbrook & Sarah Forrest, MacGillivray, Alison Miller, Alberta Whittle (Tait Award Winner 2018), and a new edit of the GWL documentary Margaret Tait. Film Poet by Marissa Keating.

The Films of Margaret Tait

31 Jan 2014

Poetic Research Bureau, Los Angeles California, January 31, 2014

Film screening to coincide with Anne Colvin's Shape of a Pocket exhibition at Mills College, Oakland

Margaret Tait - Films for Children

12 Feb 2012

Glasgow Short Film Festival

A programme of films with talk by artist filmmaker, Peter Todd


Margaret Tait’s Edinburgh Shorts

Edinburgh International Film Festival

26 June 2011

A programme of newly discovered films by Margaret Tait, Edinburgh Film House, 12.45 pm and 8pm.

Citing Cinema in Artists’ Films 

Glasgow Film Theatre (as part of Glasgow International)

1 April 2010
Screening programme co-curated with Dr. Maeve Connolly and Prof. Sarah Smith,

featuring works by Martin Arnold, George Barber, Anita di Bianco, David Blandy, Jesse Jones, Lewis Klahr and Ivan Zulueta.