VIDEO: Katie Davies gives Maltings talk

Berwick’s new artist in residence Katie Davies held a talk at The Maltings on Wednesday to outline her intentions for her stay in the town.

Katie’s brief is to make a film to fit with the theme for this year’s Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival- ‘Border Crossing’- and debut it at the opening of the event on September 17.

Artist in residence Katie Davies will be in Berwick for 6 months leading up to the film festival

Artist in residence Katie Davies will be in Berwick for 6 months leading up to the film festival

The festival’s opening day falls on the same day as the Scottish independence referendum and a number of people in Wednesday night’s audience asked Katie if her work had a political agenda.

She said whilst every time she picks up a camera she feels like she is making some sort of political statement, she added that she hadn’t made her mind up yet as to whether she was in the ‘yes’ or ‘no’ camp when it came to the vote.