Meet Make Collaborate is a touring exhibition of new works created by makers participating in the AAS international exchanges project and information on dates and venues will be published when they are available.
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.
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 shared 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, jeweller Stefanie Cheong and ceramicist Carol Sinclair.
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 Scotland, High Life Highland, Museums Galleries Scotland and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and funded by Creative Scotland, Edinburgh College of Art and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.