Ayrshire | Barony Centre

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Naked Craft at the Barony Centre in West Kilbride brings together an unusual range of work by 10 Scottish and 12 Canadian makers, comprising textiles, metalwork, ceramics, jewellery, glass and ‘hot glue’ (in the form of Sarah Alford’s rubberised hangings). Much of the Canadian work will be shown in the UK for the first time, including a xylophone made from glass, kinetic, gem-encrusted rings, a softly vibrating bed of over 400 ceramic flowers and magnificent cloaks with narratives of Scottish folklore depicted in native American, mic-mac beadwork. From Scotland there’s a belt hand-crafted from salmon skin, a shawl woven from hair moss, grass shoes and a full size, traditional harp with musical notations constructed from paper. As its title suggests, the exhibition aims to provoke our more traditional perspectives of craft as well as explore the similarities in its origins and development in both countries.
August 13 – October 24

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