The team at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is pleased to announce this weekend’s city arrival of a family friendly exhibition exploring creatures and animals through contemporary craft making.
The exhibition at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery opens its doors to the public on Saturday 29th October and will run until February next year.
Speaking about the exhibition, Cathy Shankland, High Life Highland’s Visual Arts Curator for Exhibitions said, “Animals have been represented in craft for as long as humans have been making, shaping and creating decorative objects. “Great and Small” encourages children and families to explore our age-old fascination with all creatures great and small through over 30 objects selected from the Crafts Council Collection.
“The exhibition features works in clay, wood, metal, glass and textiles, the exhibition engages young minds with contemporary craft by introducing them to the many ways in which the natural world has inspired makers and the materials and techniques they have used to depict it.”
Cathy highlights that some of makers included in the exhibition are Kate Malone, Howard Raybould, Angus Suttie, Susanna Heron, Katharine Morling, Sam Smith, Jon Mills and many more. The exhibition coming to Inverness is a Crafts Council Touring Exhibition developed in partnership with Broadway Gallery and curated by Laura Dennis.
Judi Menabney, Head of Arts, Archives and Museums with the Highland Charity went on, “This engaging exhibition design by Mentsen takes young people on a journey through the animal kingdom and the accompanying learning resources encourage them to express their own creativity. The Craft Council believes that craft skills and knowledge enrich and uplift us as individuals and can change our world for the better.
“The team and I think it is great to have Great and Small come to Inverness Museum & Art Gallery for a run that will see it in the city museum until 4th February 2023.”