Barry Till Gallery: Tait Today



25 Nov 2019-16 Jan 2020


Mon-Fri 9.00-21.00, Sat 9.00-15.00


Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT



See works by the pioneering filmmaker Margaret Tait (1918-99) and explore how the legacy of her approach and pioneering spirit continues today. 

Margaret Tait is one of the most visionary and stridently independent artists to have emerged from the UK, yet her work has until recently remained relatively unknown. In this exhibition, you'll be able to explore Tait's own work as well as new student work inspired by Tait's practice.

A performance by The Morley Tanztheater Performance Group, featuring costumes designed by Morley HND Fashion, accompanies the exhibition on 2 December. Read more.

2019 Margaret Tait

Image credit: Margaret Tait and Peter Hollander, Perugia 1952. Courtesy of Orkney Library and Archive.


Exhibition open call for all Morley Students

Here at Morley, we are marking Tait’s centenary through an open-call student exhibition that reflects Tait’s commitment to diverse artistic practice. We invite students studying across any course at Morley to respond to Tait’s magical films, and in the spirit of Tait we encourage experimentation and individual voice. We want you to create new work that draws on the themes in her films. 

We welcome responses in your chosen medium which could include text, painting, textiles, drawing, sculpture, film, animation, music and performance. Your responses will be selected by Olivia Ahmad, Curator of House of Illustration and be exhibited in the Barry Till Gallery.

Find out more

You can watch a selection of Tait’s films and download the brief on the Gallery’s Moodle page, or pick up a brief in the new reception area, where you can also view Tait’s film, Where I am is Here. For additional information get in touch with us via email

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