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More on the Scrap Exchange Challenge exhibition

The Scrap Exchange Challenge exhibition is now up and running in St Andrews Town Hall and well worth a visit.  So as a wee taster, here are a few random close-ups of some of the work on show.

Deconstructed Music by Susie Imber

Deconstructed Music by Susie Imber

Book of Parts by Sheena Berry

Book of Parts by Sheena Berry

From Creel to Creel by Nicola Glennie

From Creel to Creel by Nicola Glennie

Widow by Maureen Sangster

Widow by Maureen Sangster

Portal: A Room of My Own by Marianna Lines

Portal: A Room of My Own by Marianna Lines

Henri the Doduck by Mary Johnston

Henri the Doduck by Mary Johnston

You smoked all the cigars and left my the box and that was the best bit by Hazel Darwin-EdwardsHazel Darwin-Edwards

So, that’s a taste of some of the 3 D work – but there’s plenty more and some 2 D too – all well worth a look!  And no golf in sight!

0 thoughts on “More on the Scrap Exchange Challenge exhibition

  1. These are totally smashing! Please please FCAC, consider doing this as a ongoing project – maybe like a penpal type scheme, but instead of sending letters maybe artists could send each other a box of goodies for creating a orginal artwork?

    Feel so sad that i missed the conference and this creative play opportunity… :(

  2. As a participant I can honestly say it’s been a brilliant project to be involved in. It really made me focus on creating something original from materials I was unused to working with. I came across many problems, but managed to find a solution to each as I went along. It’s really helped me develop as a jeweller and I’ve also managed to create a new collection of work that probably might never have come into being if I hadn’t got a box full of someone else’s scrap in the post! So yes, I agree, please do this again as it was a real good challenge and lots of fun and I can’t wait to pop up and have a good look at what Susie Imber created from my scraps of music and maps!

  3. That’s really good to hear, Evie. Pages from your blog, detailing the blood, sweat and tears that went into creating your lovely necklaces are printed out and displayed close to the works. So everyone can share your pain! But it was worth it in the end!

  4. You didn’t tell me that! I hope people find it entertaining! I can certainly look back and laugh now at all the disasters I went through especially as I just dug out one of my jewellery tuition books that had been packed away because of the house renovations and found a huge chunk of info on working with acrylic which I would’ve found very useful at the time!!! Oh well it’s still useful in retrospect I guess.

    1. I think it shows clearly how much effort and thought went into making these works – they weren’t just thrown together. Your blogs are a great insight into how an artist can approach making a piece of work from scratch – from the thinking process right through the making process (with all the pain and frustration in between!). That’s typical about finding the useful book now – but then you did crack the problem in the end without it!

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