Screening: Lucy Parker and Duncan Marquiss


Screening: Lucy Parker and Duncan Marquiss

You're invited!

Hosted by Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and Berwick Visual Arts, this one-off screening brings together films by Lucy Parker (current artist in residence for BFMAF & BVA) and Glasgow-based artist (and winner of the prestigious Margaret Tait Award, Glasgow Film Festival, 2015) Duncan Marquiss.

On Sunday 31st July at St. Aidan's Hall, Berwick upon Tweed, we will screen the following films. 

Writers Group (2013) - Lucy Parker
In this staged writers meeting members of the groups share their work; poetry and prose. The discussion unfolds around the reception of their writing with each member having their own agenda for taking part. The intimacy of the camera, close-up to the characters, creates a feeling of being in the room. The guest, the viewer is invited to understand the sentiment of the members. This video developed from research into community writing groups associated with the Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers. The Federation was established in the 1970s and created a network between UK-wide groups, also making associations with groups abroad.

Search Film (2015) - Duncan Marquiss
This film follows the artist's father, the biologist Dr. Mick Marquiss as he tracks goshawks, an elusive bird of prey, in rural north east Scotland. The film expands into a broader conversation on the nature of searching in a variety of contexts, comparing innate foraging behaviour with shopping and browsing databases.

Join us on Sunday from 4pm; drinks and tasty snacks served. We're excited that the artists will be joining us for a Q&A after the screenings, so stick around for that!

This is a 'pay what you can' event, free tickets and donations welcome.