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Meet, Make, Collaborate

A touring exhibition of new works created by craft makers participating in the Applied Arts Scotland International Exchanges Project.

Makers are responding to one or several of the project themes of identity, sustainability and collaboration and the objects on show will cover a range of disciplines including textiles, weaving, ceramics, jewellery and basketry.

Also on display are works from and the British Council Crafting Futures Mexico and Thailand and the Shift Canada residencies programmes.  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, Applied Arts Scotland 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.  Image: Carol Sinclair (Scotland) and Rebecca Hannon (Canada)  #InvMAG #MeetMakeCollaborate

28 April – 19 June 2021
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