Further Info

Exhibitions – Publications – Films

contact : stephengeorgerae@gmail.com

2021

I continue writing for Cumbria magazine on local folklore

The Lake Artists Society Exhibition, Rheged Centre, Penrith, UK

An interview for Hollr, as part of a series of documentaries they are making on Cumbrian folklore and ghost stories

Fullarton and the Faeries, the Ayrshire Folklore film series

The Bloody Redcap, the Bard of Cumberland film series

Interview with NWE Mail, a local Cumbrian newspaper; print and online

Red Lady of Woodland, short film of local ghost story

2020

Land of Lore Films founded, in partnership with Bardsea-Green Films, using the medium of short film to explore the folklore of my native Ayrshire, and my adopted Cumbria

Bedtime Tales, a series of alternative ‘fairytales’ with a more surrealist element, in collaboration with Bardsea-Green Films

Boggart of Grathwaite, the Bard of Cumberland film series

An Ulverston Ghost Story, the short film of a lesser-known ghost story

The Screaming Skulls of Calgarth, a short film of this classic Lake District ghost story

The Tale of Sawney Bean, the Ayrshire Folklore film series

Cumbria magazine – writing an article each issue on the topic of Cumbrian folklore. My first, November 2020

Adam Bell, the Robin Hood of the North, a short film with Bardsea-Green Films

Nadur, a performance art and film project in collaboration with Bardsea-Green Films. Nadur (nature in Gaelic) is a narrative to wildlife decline, biodiversity loss, and pollution of our ecosystems

OPUS, a new series of experimental film of poetry, film and music. A collaboration with Bardsea-Green Films

Interviewed as the Bard of Cumberland for Lancs Live, an online news service covering Lancashire and Cumbria

Interviewed as the Bard of Cumberland for The Folklore Podcast, episode 73

Dunmail, the last King of Cumbria, the Bard of Cumberland film series

The Janet Tree, the Bard of Cumberland film series

Bard of Cumberland website launched

2019

Winner of the Kent Valley Award for ‘Best Work on Paper’ at the Lake Artists Society Summer Exhibition, Grasmere, UK

Cernunnos Horned God of Rheged short film

The Boggart of Leece, the first of a new series of one minute films of folklore and film as the Bard of Cumberland

2017-18

Come and Play with Mr Rae experimental short film exhibited as part of FON 4.5, Barrow-in-Furness, UK

The Last King of Cumbria short film

#LostLaika short film

2016

Founded Bardsea-Green Films with Paul A. Rigg

Awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts; FRSA

2014

Family Dynamics collaboration with Lakes Collective, Grasmere, UK

2013

ARTober Sine Dubio Arts Festival, Windermere, UK

Holy Detritus with The Wordsworth Trust and St. Oswald’s Church, Grasmere, UK

A Little Birdhouse In Your Soul solo exhibition of paintings, Ulverston, UK

The Lake Artists Society Summer Exhibition. Grasmere, UK

Nine Lives solo exhibition of paintings and poetry in Swarthmoor, UK

2011-2012

painting commissions, including Structura I-IV in The Lounge, Kendal, UK

2006

Red Wine, White Lies group show, Carlisle, UK

2005-06

Founded the Eyelevel Artists Co-operative
Group show entitled Coffee Morning, St. Cuthbert’s Church, Carlisle, UK

2005

Heartbeat video and performance art. Borlange, Sweden

Make Capitalism History performance art at G8 Summit, Edinburgh, UK

2004

Blank Cheque group show, Carlisle, UK

2003-06

BA with Honours in Fine Art, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, studied painting under Kevin Philips

2002-03

HNC Art & Design, Ayr College, studied painting under Michael G Clark

2000

Peace exhibition of paintings in Islamabad, Pakistan

1997-2004

Dalton Storm Collective. Artists, poets and musicians engaged in guerrilla art, performance art, and spoof documentary

Other:

2000

Interview with BBC Countryfile programme, discussing my upcoming project in Pakistan

1997-present

Continue to write Zen poetry and haiku. Published in UK and overseas
A selection is contained within The National Poetry Library

1994

Interview with BBC Radio Scotland, discussing my Botany thesis

1992-94

BSc with Honours in Botany, University of Glasgow