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Tate Modern exhibition extended by popular demand


If you missed the last two weeks it is now on till Sunday 13th April inclusive. 10 till 6pm. See details below.

Edges and Extremes: Shetland and Cornwall People, place, industry

A collaborative arts project by visual artist Sally Booth and poet Evlynn Sharp

Chimney Stacks and Red Rocks, Geevor
Chimney Stacks and Red Rocks, Geevor. By Sally Booth

Tate Modern Exhibition and Launch Invitation

You are cordially invited to attend a special reception to mark the launch of the Edges and Extremes exhibition. Hosted by the Tate Learning team, this exhibition shows original artworks and poetry inspired by the artists' residencies in Scalloway and West Penwith, at the very edges of the British Isles.

Friday 21 March 2014 McAulay Gallery, Level 0 Tate Modern Bankside London SE1 9TG

6pm - 8pm Free. Refreshments provided.

An artists' talk and poetry performance will commence at 6.30pm in the east end of the turbine hall, with musical accompaniment from special guests including Shetland fiddler/composer Margaret Scollay and Cornish melodeon player, Marc Cragg.

A BSL interpreter will be provided.

Exhibition continues at Tate Modern, McAulay Gallery

Friday 21 March-Sunday 6 April 2014, 10.00-18.00 www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/edges-and-extremes-shetland-and-cornwall-people-places-industry

For full list of funders see; Edges and Extremes Residency (under the residencies section of this website).

Please RSVP by 20 February
to book your place for PV Evlynn Mob: 07759 042816
Sally Mob: 07921 809688
Evlynn Email: evlynnsharp@hotmail.com
Sally Email: sally.booth@tiscali.co.uk

Edges and Extremes

Working closely with local people, Sally and Evlynn explore traditions and work practices past and present. They reflect distinctive patterns, landscapes and rhythms of people's lives such as Davie Robertson's speed of filleting, the artistry of elderly Shetland maakers (knitters) Annie Henry and Emma Isbister, and Geevor Tin Mine's former grizzly man (rock breaker) Eddie Strick.

Scallop Workers 1 (extract)
Scallop Workers 1 (extract) (For Kevin, Andrea, Frank, Ludmilla)
Two men's knives into shells
Click clack...each other case -
Click clack...flung into floor-sack,
And each scallop skimmed over
For the trim two women complete...


This project exploring remote landscapes is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Creative Scotland. The artists are also grateful for support from Tate, Scottish Parliament, Shape, BBC Radio Shetland, BBC Radio Cornwall, Artlink Central, Geevor Tin Mine Museum, Juliet Gomperts Trust, Loganair, Shetland Arts, Earnscliffe - Making Access Work, Zinc White, Steve Mannix, Pen to Paper (Brighton), K and K Stationers (London), Grenfells Cottage, The Trewellard Arms and Skinner's Brewery.

The artists particularly wish to acknowledge the kind contribution of the Scalloway and Pendeen communities and all who generously gave their time and support in many ways.

With thanks to Margaret Scollay and Marc Cragg who have given permission to use their musical compositions and interpretations on the CD recordings.

Edges and Extremes: Shetland and Cornwall People, Place, Industry

A collaborative arts project By visual artist Sally Booth and poet Evlynn Sharp

Slide show of photographs and artworks With music, poetry readings, text and still images
Running time: c. 25 minutes.

You can play the film from one of two options below.

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Musical accompaniment By composer/fiddler Margaret Scollay of Shetland And composer/melodeon player Marc Cragg of Cornwall.

Running order:
  1. Shetland - photographic images
  2. Shetland Artworks by Sally Booth
  3. Shetland Poems by Evlynn Sharp

List of readers and poems:

Jane Moncrieff, Cast Off A Loop Holly Smith, Scalloway Scallop Worker Two Jane Moncrieff, Scallop Worker One Logan Nicolson, Patterns of a Life Evlynn Sharp, Weather Far More

4. Cornwall - photographic images

5. Cornwall Artworks by Sally Booth

6. Cornwall Poems by Evlynn Sharp

List of readers and poems:

Sheilagh Hosking: Shoeless Woman Mine Worker Clint Hosking: Grizzly Man Evlynn Sharp: Into Old Men's Workings, West Penwith Clint Hosking: In memory of the men who lost their lives in the Levant Mine Disaster, 1919 Will Hosking: To The Lighthouse Keeper

All poetry readings in this selection are accompanied by text.


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