14 December 2013 – 2 March 2014, FCA&C @ St Andrews Museum (Doubledykes Road, Kinburn Park, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DP, tel 01334 659380; open daily Oct-Mar 10.30-4, free admission).
Added Value? questions the value of high quality contemporary craft within the contexts of branding and luxury. Materials used are explored through the work of fine artist/jeweller, Zoe Arnold; traditional skills are illustrated by the craftsmanship of Oliver Ruuger; brands are explored via the collaboration between product designer Simon Hasan and fashion house Fendi; the bespoke is shown by a one-off pair of shoes hand-crafted by shoe makers, carréducker; experience is demonstrated through the unusual creations of jelly-mongers, Bompas & Parr, and the everyday is presented through the work of bespoke wallpaper maker, Tracy Kendall.
A British Crafts Council Touring Exhibition, presented by Fife Contemporary Art & Craft.
Details of accompanying events (all at St Andrews Museum) for all ages include:
-treat Winter Craft Pop-Up, Saturday 14 December 11am-3pm
Our pop-up shop will showcase the very best emerging and established Scottish talent offering you the chance to buy some beautiful Christmas treats.
– Sequin Hanging Workshops, Saturday 21 December 11-12.30am (3-7years) & 1.30-3pm (8-12 years)
Make your own Christmas wall hanging inspired by artist Tracy Kendall’s beautiful sequinned wallpaper. Sessions cost £3 and must be booked by calling 01334 659380.
– Christmas Crafts Workshop, Monday 23 December 11am-1pm (Family)
Come along to this free drop-in workshop and make your own bespoke Christmas decorations, centre pieces and wrappings.
‘treat’ Yourself, Friday 7 February 6-8pm
Come for a glamorous evening of shopping, luxury and enticing jelly cocktails. Our pop-up shop will feature beautiful hand-crafted pieces by a range of talented makers.
Valentine’s ‘treat’ Pop Up, Saturday 8 & 9 February 10-30am-4pm
Fall in love with beautifully crafted pieces at our pop-up shop. The perfect place to treat your loved one.
Curator’s Talk & Tea, Friday 28 February 2-3.30pm
Diana Sykes Director of FCA&C will give a guided tour of ‘Added Value?’ exploring the value crafts have within the current landscape of branding and luxury. The tour will end at 3pm and be followed by tea and cakes. The talk is free but booking essential on 01334 659380.
Symposium, Saturday 1 March 1-5pm, Gateway Building, N Haugh, St Andrews, KY16 9RJ
The final event for Added Value? before it closes on 2 March. Reacting to the key themes of the Crafts Council ‘Added Value’ touring exhibition, Craft in Conversation will discuss the way in which the discipline can enhance industry, community and wellbeing in its contemporary landscape. Speakers include Fi Scott of Make Works, Glasgow, Richard Clifford, MAKLab, and Dr Frances Stevenson, University of Dundee. Chaired by Prof Mike Press, University of Dundee.
This event is free but booking is required – http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/added-value-symposium-registration-10059110069.