Crafted Selves Curator Tour with Cat Dunn


Join curator, Cat Dunn, for a free in-depth tour through the Crafted Selves exhibition at 2pm, Wednesday 17 January, 2024. Cat Dunn will introduce each of the artists, discussing what drives their craft and how it reflects a dual-identity as artists working in Scotland today.

Spaces are limited – book on Eventbrite here

The exhibition Crafted Selves: The Unfinished Conversation takes its title from a continuing discourse between curator Cat Dunn and the 13 Scotland based artists featured. Working in sculpture, painting, ceramics, textiles, installation, moving image films and creative writing responses, the artists all in some way carry a Dual-Identity. Many have a sense of their own self born from having a cultural heritage which is both Scottish and one which is rooted in another cultural home. The exhibition also explores other dualisms and expressions of identity, including artists who express their sexuality, disability, or trans and non-binary selves through their work.

Wednesday 17th January, 2pm
Free – reserve a spot here
Suitable for ages

St Andrews Museum
Kinburn Park
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
KY16 9DP

This exhibition tour is presented ahead of the Scottish premiere of Alberta Whittle’s film The Axe Forgets, But The Tree Remembers, screening at The Byre Theatre, St Andrews later the same evening, Wednesday 17 January at 6.30pm.

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Cat Dunn is a social justice researcher/producer, activist, and artist. Her work seeks to engage and create dialogue about identity as seen through marginalised communities, and engages additional inclusive subjects such as the civil rights movement, slavery, racism, and feminism, often investigating those aspects that are all too frequently hidden or misrepresented. The overall basis of her practice is grounded on creating or adding to Black Space, where inclusivity and diversity are key. Dunn holds an MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) with Distinction from The Glasgow School of Art and The University of Glasgow, and a BA Hons in Jewellery Design and Silversmithing from The Glasgow School of Art. She is a doctoral candidate at DJCAD. She has been a trustee for Transmission Gallery, mentor with Thistles & Dandelions, and started the GSA PoC Collective to challenge/change the curriculum to bring about a more inclusive environment.