With less than a week before the 2010 StAnza Poetry Festival kicks off, here’s a more detailed look at the exhibitions FCA&C is involved with.
There are 3 to choose from:
Threshold Markings – Poem-Houses and Other Forms: Brigid Collins – specially selected by Brian Johnstone (StAnza’s current Director) as part of his Director’s Cut series of events. The works on show have come about in response to the artist’s sense of entering and inhabiting “borrowed space” in which it has been possible to lodge – temporarily, at least – and find new meaning; St Andrews Town Hall foyer, 18-21 March
Turn the Corner – Art in Unexpected Places – curated by postgraduate students on St Andrews University’s Museum & Gallery Studies’ programme, this exhibition is split over a series of non-gallery venues along South Street, St Andrews, and features work by Fanny Lam Christie, Tim Fitzpatrick, Cherie Sullivan, Gayle Nelson & Fiona McDonald, Liz Skulina, Pat Law (& Colin Andrews), and Susie Leiper; various venues along South Street, 17-23 March (extra work will be shown in the Town Hall from 23 March – 30 April); click here to visit the ‘Turn the Corner’ website.
Paperworks – Phiona Richards & Alix Swan, contemporary work exploring the book form in different ways. Phiona Richards uses its basic structure to create fragile looking sculptures, held together using stitching techniques. Alix Swan, a lifelong lover of fairytales and stories, now incorporates traditional tales into her handmade books and accompanying objects, fusing old and new technologies; display cases on Level 2, Byre Theatre, 17 March – 30 April.
For the full programme of StAnza exhibitions (not to mention the poetry events!), please see StAnza’s website. Tickets are available from the Byre Theatre, St Andrews (tel 01334 475000) and from their website.