Deirdre Nelson @The Kildas Talk and Workshop

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Diary date!! - Talk 11am-12noon
Workshop 1.30-4pm
Saturday 21st May 2016
@ The Barony Centre,
50 Main Street,
KA23 9AR


Craft Town Scotland is delighted to host a talk and workshop led by artist Deidre Nelson, whose exhibition The Kildas is currently on show at the Barony Centre, West Kilbride, Craft Town Scotland.  Deirdre celebrates contemporary ‘Saint’ Kildans with a series of crafted awards which celebrate people/‘saints’ she has met along the way. The project links both past and present, north and south and the people who inhabit the Kildas. The project presents a contemporary insight into St Kildas rather than the often over romanticised view of the Scottish island.

Come along at 11am on Saturday 21st of May to hear Deirdre Nelson's enlightening and entertaining talk, describing the development of The Kildas project, the people she met along the way and her own approach to art, craft and life.  Deirdre describes herself as an "ever threading artist with an interest in people + the human and quirky in art, design,+ craft."

Deirdre Nelson - St Kilda Medal

Deirdre Nelson - St Kilda Medal

We extend an open invitation across the generations for all to attend an afternoon workshop starting at 1.30pm.  Surrounded by ‘the saints’ in the main exhibition area, Deirdre will lead a workshop, looking for your own nominations for 'sainthood' - family, friend or someone you know in the local area.  You'll then make your own saint’s medal which can be exhibited in the Barony Centre's Mezzanine gallery until The Kilda's exhibition closes on Sunday 5th of June. Children under 10 years should be accompanied by an adult.

Please let us know you are coming by emailing: or calling the Barony Centre office.

We have been able to host this artist-led workshop and subsidise workshop costs thanks to a much appreciated donation from the Strich family.

Entry to the Barony Centre exhibitions is free; however, if possible, we suggest a donation of £2.50 from adults to help support running costs and maintain a varied exhibition programme of national and international standing.


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