Beginning shortly across Fife is this year’s tour of Fife Contemporary’s Craft Pods. We are delighted to be featuring in them work by Lynne MacLachlan, a Glasgow-based artist who creates wearable, sculptural pieces which she 3D prints.
Lynne originally trained and worked as an aerospace engineer before re-training as a jeweller. Her former career path seems to have influenced her innovative approach to the design and execution of her large-scale sculptural jewellery pieces.
She experiments freely with digital tools. Stretching the boundaries of ready-made software and 3D printing, she achieves complex, openwork forms that could not be created by any other method. She then hand-finishes them using techniques such as dyeing, polishing and fabrication.
For the Craft Pods’ display, we will be showing examples of her jewellery and useful background material in the two pods. Larger pieces of Lynne’s work (which were supported by an Inches Carr Trust Craft Bursary) will are on show in ‘Nexus: Meetings at the Edge‘, an exhibition organised by Fife Contemporary and Ruthin Craft Centre and curated by Dr Elizabeth Goring. It will be shown first at Kirkcaldy Galleries (31 March 2018 – 10 June 2018) before touring to Ruthin (29 September – 18 November 2018).
The tour this year will visit several Fife high schools as well as a selection of libraries. The dates are:
- Mon 7 May 2018 – Mon 4 June 2018, Kirkcaldy Library
(War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1YG; open Mon 12 noon – 7pm, Tues & Thurs 9.30am – 7pm, Wed & Fri 9.30am – 5pm, Sat 9.30am – 4pm, Sun 12 noon – 4pm)
- Mon 25 June 2018 – Sun 22 July 2018, Duloch Library, Dunfermline
(Nightingale Place, Dunfermline, KY11 8LW; open Mon 1-6pm, Tues 9am-6pm, Wed, Thur, Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12 noon-4pm)
- Mon 23 July 2018 – Sat 18 Aug 2018, Dalgety Bay Library
Regents Way, Dalgety Bay, KY11 9UY ; open Mon & Fri 9.30am – 1pm & 2 – 7pm, Tues 11am – 1pm & 2 – 5pm, Wed & Thur 9.30am – 1pm & 2 – 5pm, Sat 9.30am – 1pm)
- Mon 20 Aug 2018 – Sat 15 Sept 2018, Inverkeithing Library
10 Queen St, Inverkeithing KY11 1PA; open Mon & Thurs 9am-7pm; Tues & Fri 9am-5pm; Wed 10am-5pm; Sat 9am-12.30pm)
- Mon 17 Sept 2018 – Sat 22 Oct 2018, Rosyth Library
(Parkgate Community Centre , Parkgate, Rosyth, KY11 2JW ; open Mon & Thur 9.30am – 1pm & 2 – 7pm, Tues 11am – 1pm & 2 – 5pm, Wed & Fri 9.30am – 1pm & 2 – 5pm, Sat 9.30am – 1pm)
- Mon 12 Nov 2018 – Sat 8 Dec 2018, Cowdenbeath Library
(41 High Street, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9QA ; open Mon & Fri 9.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30 – 7pm, Tues 11am – 12.30pm & 1.30 – 5pm, Wed & Thur 9.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30 – 5pm, Sat 9.30am – 12.30pm)
- Mon 10 Dec 2018 – Sat 5 Jan 2019, Lochgelly Library
(Bank Street, Lochgelly, KY5 9RD; open Mon to Fri 9am – 9pm, Sat 9am to 3pm)
Visits are also planned to various Fife schools but these venues are not open to the public.