'Unedited' by Natasha Morgan

by Stephanie Cullen - 10:20 on 21 March 2019

    Our latest exhibition at For Arts Sake is ‘Unedited’ by Natasha Morgan, it is composed of 100 photographs that portray the artist’s life in glowing detail. The artist is an Orkney College student originally from London, as such the exhibition shows her life between the two places.

   Natasha has documented their time with the Orkney Ramblers while studying up here, as well as time spent visiting home over the last year. There are the somewhat stock close-up pictures of wild-flowers and the coastal scenery that we are all familiar with, interspersed with London graffiti and LGBTQ+ nightclub life. There are stills of market stall vegetables in all their glorious colour and there are soft focus pictures of time spent with friends. The artist has kept very little of their life hidden, hence the title of the exhibition. The collection of photographs can be seen as a celebration of the extraordinary and the ordinary, intimate portraits of friends sit beside a spider in a web which in turn hangs near a portrait of Miz Cracker (a renowned drag queen from RuPaul’s Drag Race), each subject given as much loving attention as the next. There is nothing short of a riot of colour splashed throughout the photographs, pictures of London Pride Parade 2018 and the LGBTQ+ rainbow flag sit comfortably amongst it all, overall the feeling of joy is communicated from the artist to the viewer. You can’t help but feel uplifted after visiting the gallery as if you have been to a celebration yourself, indeed there’s even pictures of confetti to set the tone!

   If you fancy joining in the celebrations, the gallery is open Monday-Friday, 10-5 and Saturdays, 10.-4.

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