Rebecca Marr is a published exhibiting photographic artist and commercial photographer. She works in arts education, has worked for a number of years as a University Photography tutor, and has a background in community arts. She has wide experience in exhibition and events programming. Her recent work includes many aspects of working on cultural heritage and arts projects through research, development, cataloguing, training, production, exhibitions, interpretation, events and publications.
Rebecca works across digital and traditional darkroom photography. In her exhibition work she often makes photograms and returns to natural history and social history themes including seaweed, weather and flora.
Rebecca was born in the Highlands, she moved to Edinburgh to study photography. In Edinburgh she met husband Mark Jenkins and moved to Orkney in 2007 to undertake an artists residency.
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BA (Hons) Photography
MLitt (Distinction) Orkney & Shetland Studies
Over 20 years as a photographic artist / photographer
Museums photographer: Stromness Museum; Orkney Museums; Skaill House
Tutor and lecturer: UHI Orkney BA Fine Arts & NC Arts Portfolio & MA Art & Archaeology
2 years Project co-ordinator on the Gunnie Moberg Archive (Orkney Library & Archive), digitising, cataloguing, developing community engagement and exhibitions
4 years + Heritage officer for Hoy Kirk Heritage Centre, developing a local archive, venue management, exhibitions and events programming
Community project management and delivery
Workshop leader devising and delivering photography and arts activities
Programming support to the Exhibition Room at the Old Library, Kirkwall.
Trainer in oral history recording
BBC Radio Orkney interviewer
Researcher: British Academy; Stromness Museum; Orkney Museums
Event management: John Shuttleworth; John Otway; Jeremy Hardy; The Mekons
2 years Orkney Festivals Forum co-ordinator, supporting a network of festival organisers
4 years Engage Scotland co-ordinator, supporting a network of gallery educators
2 years Research & Education co-ordinator Collective Gallery
Arts worker, Artlink Edinburgh & Lothians, working in hospitals and day care centres with specific knowledge of working with psychiatric patients
Publications: Men & Beasts Valerie Gillies & Rebecca Marr 2000 (author); A Swedish Orcadian: the published works of Gunnie Moberg 2015 (compiler); Stone Built Gunnie Moberg 2014 (compiled new edition of the 1979 original); Orkney Land and People WPL Thomson 2008 (illustrator); Orkney and the Land Towsey & Tulloch 2009 (illustrator); currently working as photographer on a publication about Neolithic Orkney by Prof. Mark Edmonds.