A special day-long Symposium is being planned to coincide with FCA&C’s next exhibition, ‘Causing Chaos’, curated by artist Claire Barclay and due to open at St Andrews Museum on Sat 11 September 2010.
The idea behind the exhibition is to bring together a mix of small sculptural objects from the UK and abroad in metalwork (Shari Pierce, Hans Stofer, Estela Saez Vilanova), ceramics (Johannes Nagel, Susanne Petzold, Richard Slee), and sculpture (Claire herself, Siobhan Hapaska, Jane Simpson) which question the idea of function.
The Symposium on Saturday 2 October 2010 from 10am-4pm (at St Andrews Museum, then the Gateway Building, North Haugh, St Andrews) will investigate this further and includes a visit to the exhibition, the opportunity to take part in a free pewter casting workshop with Roddy Mathieson, key talks by Jane Simpson and Richard Slee, and a panel discussion which will look at some of the themes Claire has explored in the exhibition (the relationship between function and dysfunction; the psychology behind the artist’s desire to disrupt and reinvent the familiar objects that surround them; the balance of order and chaos in the invention of form). Some of the exhibitors will also be attending.
This unique event is free as are refreshments during the day and participation in the workshop. Booking is necessary as places are limited and if you’d like the optional lunch at the Gateway Building (£5.00), that needs to be booked and paid for when you book your place.
For further details and a booking form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01334 474610. More info on the exhibition itself can be found on FCA&C’s website