Meet Make Collaborate Exhibition Dates

Meet Make Collaborate, a touring exhibition of new works created by makers participating in the AAS international exchanges project, will open at Inverness Museum and Gallery in January 2021.

The exhibition will present new works which respond to one or several of the project themes of identity, sustainability and collaboration and will cover a range of disciplines including textiles, weaving, ceramics, jewellery and basketry.  

An insight into the experiences of the makers and the inspiration behind the new works being created can be found in a series of blogs written by the Scottish makers. 

Opening at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery on 9 January until 27 February 2021 it will then travel to Thurso Art Gallery before visiting Canada in April 2021, subject to Government guidelines on COVID-19. 

The residencies programmes comprise the Shift Canada project and the AAS/ British Council Crafting Futures projects in Mexico and Thailand.

The Shift Canada project investigates the strengths of craft as cultural production with five Nova Scotia makers and five Scottish makers collaborating to explore one another’s identity, environment, skills, materials and techniques through discussion, mentorship and experimentation.

As a partner in the British Council’s Crafting Futures Programme, AAS has been running a series of residency projects bringing together Scottish makers with their counterparts in Mexico and Thailand. 

Makers taking part in these collaborative partnerships have inspired one another through innovative methods of idea development, experimented with new and traditional materials and shared the skills of their craft, all done in the spirit of adventure and the drive to learn from other making cultures.

During Craft Week Scotland 9-15 November 2020 AAS will share insights about the new works in the exhibition on Instagram.

Top image: Work-in-progress by Jennifer Green and Sarah Paramor Photo: Jennifer Green 

Read about the experiences of Scottish makers taking part in Meet Make Collaborate – ceramicist Susan O’Byrne, weaver Cally Booker, textile maker Fiona Hall, basketmaker Sarah Paramor, textile designer Kate Davies, artist Louise Barrington, weaver Lynne Hocking-Mennie and jeweller Stefanie Cheong.

The Meet Make Collaborate exhibition is part of an international project by Applied Arts Scotland SCIO in partnership with the British Council Crafting Futures programme including the British Council Mexico and British Council Thailand, the British Council ScotlandHigh Life HighlandMuseums Galleries Scotland and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and funded by Creative ScotlandEdinburgh College of Art and Highlands and Islands Enterprise


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