London-based artist Margaret Moore is interested in social history, and is especially inspired by the tension between the power and fragility of memory. Margaret grew up in Glasgow, and her Scottish roots are a powerful influence. Collecting oral histories and family photographs are an important part of her working process. This leads to work in different media - installation, film, sound, sculpture and photography.
For the last 10 years she has been working on her Still Sounds project. It began with an exploration into her family history and she extended this into Still Sounds Scotland Street, which focuses on the small close - knit community around Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Scotland Street School in Glasgow.
In this film, Margaret Moore revisits the history of Scotland Street School and the surrounding community through the recollections of former pupils from the 1920s until the School's closure in 1979.
The film is a development of the artist's ongoing work, Still Sounds, which examines the interweaving threads of family history.
Scotland Street School Remembers was featured on the John Beattie Show on BBC Radio Scotland on June 6, 2018 and on STV2 Live at Five on June 14, 2018.
Venue - Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow, G5 8QB
Please note that the Museum is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.