Exhibition featuring new ceramic works by Lorraine Robson, Linlithgow, plus some new collaborative works. Entry to all Barony Centre exhibitions is free of charge.
The Barony Centre, Craft Town Scotland is delighted to premier ‘Offerings’, an exhibition showing new Sculptural Ceramics by Lorraine Robson. The show features sculptural and tactile ceramics along with collaborative artworks with Lise Bech, Black, Molly Ginnelly and Liz Myhill; incorporating silver, brass, willow, bark, steel and silk, all are derived from underlying ideas of water, pollution, sacrifice, decay, mutation, war and lost culture.
Lorraine Robson makes beautiful, thought provoking, sophisticated hand-built ceramics that pay homage to ancient skills while embracing contemporary influences. She creates intuitively, a fusion of ideas, drawing on a kaleidoscope of images and observations to make work with a unique identity balanced between manufactured, machine made and organic references. Her ceramics, often dictated by the classic vessel form and containment, are not designed as functional.
The Barony Centre, Craft Town Scotland will be hosting a series of talks, workshops and drop in sessions led by some of the world's most influential basketmakers. The advertised events are funded by our Year of Creative Scotland: Creative Place Award and are free to the public. Thanks to Lise Bech and Barbara Ridland for pulling the programme together - we anticipate an inspirational and challenging week!
Friday, August 31: 6-8 pm
Talk by Joe Hogan on Traditional and Contemporary Irish Basketmaking which will also include his own journey from classical to experimental work with willow.
Talk by Barbara Ridland about her work in the Modern Languages exhibition, currently showing at The Barony Centre, and how her native Shetland has influenced her work.
Saturday, September 1st
4 - 5 pm: studio visit to Virgil Bauzy's workshop, West Kilbride TBC
5.30 - 7 pm: Illustrated talk by Mary Butcher on International Contemporary Basketmaking.
Mary Butcher is an artist basketmaker who uses natural materials, plastics, wire, strings, cardboard strips and paper to make containers and sculptures in a wide variety of scales and forms.
Sunday, September 2nd: 4 - 6.30pm
Carlos Fontales, Spain and Ewen Balfour, Shetland will construct costume items using plant fibre using traditional (and possibly innovative?) techniques as the culmination of 3 days of collaboration.
September 5, 6 and 7th, 10 – 5
Barbara Ridland and Lise Bech will be in residence collaborating and experimenting with a wide range of materials and developing new work following on from the w/e's inspiration.
Barbara and Lise welcomes any member of the public to drop in at any time during this period to see what they are doing or to try their hand at some of the
Monday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday: 12noon - 5pm
The Barony Centre will host the first showing in Scotland of the Irish Contemporary Ceramic Awards 2012 exhibition, which will be one of the largest exhibitions of Irish Ceramic Artists outside of Ireland. We are delighted to continue the long tradition of cultural exchange between our two countries.
John Goode, a ceramic collector for over 30 years, inaugurated the Irish Contemporary Ceramic Awards (ICCA) in 2008. This annual adjudicated exhibition raises the profile and exposure to the wonderful diversity and skill in the medium. The ICCA has established a number of awards for innovation, decoration and distinction and more importantly a new and larger audience for this work. The ICCA are open to anyone working in clay. Mill Cove Gallery also provides awards at Sculpture in Context, national Botanic Gardens, Dublin and the Ceramics Ireland exhibitions.
Diane McCormick "Through the Trees"
“The ceramics in this exhibition have two essential ingredients truth and passion that help to enhance our intellectual stimulation and pleasure. Today the busy pace of life may limit our exposure to art, or we may even be made to fear it by a perceived exclusiveness and elitism. There is nothing to fear, ceramics are just a communication of subjectivity with no social responsibility except to be first class.” John Goode
The work of 34 ceramicists in this exhibition reflects the breadth of approaches evident in contemporary ceramics whilst referencing the rich tradition of mans’ use of clay as an integral facet of society for thousands of years. From transporting water to storing foods to its use in ceremonies and celebrations, humans have relied on potters and their craft. Pottery, however, does n
Christey Keaney "Tuba Player"
ot only reflect the function it was created for, but often is a work of art in its own right. From very early times clay played an important part in the life of man and has been the medium that symbolic figures are modeled through.
List of Exhibitors:
Annika Berglund, Cormac Boydell, Frances Brosnan, Patrick Connor, Jodi Coyne, Gemma Dardis,Helen Doherty, Ana Duncan, Sinéad Fagan, Claire Finlay, Sinead Glynn, Etain Hickey, Alison Kay, Marianne Klopp, Christy Keaney, Fidelma Massey, Charlie Mahon, Sandra Mc Cowen, Diane McCormick, Mandy Parslow, Elizabeth Petcu, Helen Quill, John Rainey, Neil Read, Clodagh Redden, Sara Roberts, Ann Marie Robinson, Fieda Rupp, Alex Scott, David Seeger, Eileen Singleton, Eleanor Swan, Jim Turner, Grainne Watts.
All work in the exhibition is for sale - please check out Youtube for a flavour of the ICCA 2012.
High Street – an award-winning exhibition created by Architecture and Design Scotland – explores the past, present and the future of the high street in Scotland and will open in The Barony Centre, West Kilbride, Craft Town Scotland as part of a national tour.
Do we really value our High Streets or are they simply past their sell by date? With vacancies up and shopper numbers down is it time to re-think? In Scotland the High Street began as a market place, a hub of social activity - busy, raucous and messy. This exhibition shows their evolution, our changing shops and shopping habits and the impact this has had today. Specially commissioned films gather people's stories of the High Street, from butchers and bakers to professors and planners. It looks to the future with remedies that make our High Streets good value, vital in creating unique and thriving places. The exhibition includes pieces from the collection of the Kelvingrove Museum (Glasgow).
This exhibition is hosted by the Barony Centre thanks to our Creative Places 2012 Award (popultion below 10,000)