I have been up in Edinburgh watching the final touches of installation taking place before the exhibition’s opening on Friday 15th January. The team at Innovative Craft have done a fantastic job and the show looks excellent.
I caught up with Shane Waltener and unravelled the large Garland 21 which had come from Birmingham and had so many hands of making brought with it in the piece. Shane installed it into the space before I talked about the exhibition with a BBC Radio Scotland journalist. I will link to the article here when it is published online – it was fascinating talking through the work and trying to visualise it for a listening audience.
Many thanks to Amanda Game and her staff for their great work in installing the show and all their hospitality. Four of the makers in the show (David, Shane, Sue and Dawn) had come for the opening and it was a great privilege once again to talk through the work with them and think about the work as if for the first time..looking at some of the relationships between the work in this new location was really interesting and incredibly stimulating and there seemed to be some lovely serendipity going on.
Here are some images from the past few days…
Garland 21 is unravelled while David’s, Heidrun’s and Matthew’s pieces watch on along with the step ladder…
Shane installs Garland 21 in the gallery…
peeking into the space through Shane’s work..
and through Matthew’s work..
A visitor looks at Elizabeth Turrell’s work.
There were some lovely visual relationships going on between the works. Here you can see the work of Matthew Harris, David Gates, Gary Breeze and Sue Lawty.
And now with the addition of Paul Scott’s and Ann Linnemann’s work.
Images David Gates and Helen Carnac
The following images are from Sue Lawty