Video, 16mins, 2017

Commissioned by LUX and Glasgow Film Festival in 2016, Charity was inspired by the ways in which the work of film-maker, poet and artist Margaret Tait, invites the viewer to contemplate fundamental emotions and everyday activities that are often overlooked. Taking artistic representations of breastfeeding as its focus, the film explores how the essential – but largely invisible and unpaid – processes we employ to care for others could be re-imagined.

Charity was commissioned by the The Margaret Tait Award which is supported by Glasgow Film Festival, Creative Scotland and LUX and LUX Scotland.

Charity was made with support from Outset Scotland.

In 2017 Charity premiered at Glasgow Film Festival and formed a major part of my solo exhibition Nudes Never Wear Glasses at Stills Gallery, Edinburgh (28th July – 8th Oct 2017) which was part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2017. A text by Lauren Dyer Amazeen was commissioned to accompany the exhibition and is available hereCharity was also the focus of a solo exhibition at LUX, London (20 Sept- 28 Oct 2017) which was presented with LUX Scotland and curated by Nicole Yip, Director of LUX Scotland. Charity was shown alongside related artworks, bookworks, research materials and a selection of films and videos from the LUX and Cinenova collections. A newly commissioned text by writer and lecturer Amy Tobin was published by LUX for the exhibition and is available here. A limited edition print ‘Charity’ was also produced specially for LUX and published by Holding Page. Further information here.

‘Charity’, installation view ‘Nudes Never Wear Glasses’, Stills, Edinburgh, 2017