Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Craft Scotland Unite Exhibition.

Craft is alive in Scotland. Currently on at the Collins Gallery is the Unite exhibition. Thirty eight makers living in Scotland display their work. The textiles obviously caught my eye. Though I should mention the fantastic ceramic books of Wendy Kershaw and the bright resin jewellery of Carla Edwards. Here are some photos to share:
Textured echo weave fabric from Cally Booker's loom.
Emma Shannon's woven brutalist architecture tower blocks.
Tapestry weaves from Fiona R Hutchison with delicate colours and an array of textures, created by using a range of fibres: cotton, linen, paper and sisal.
Strong lines and great colours from Ingrid Arthur.
And finally amazing tapestry from Joan Baxter. One piece 'The White Boat of Winter' was so inspiring and so beautiful. Whilst 'Winter Skyline' made clever use of aspen twigs. It is brilliant that the Collins Gallery continues to support craft. On a negative note, the Collins gallery is currently under threat. Let's hope that the university change their mind and keep this resource open and alive.

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