Farlin


7 March – 27 April 2013, St Andrews Town Hall foyer (Queen’s Gardens, St Andrews, KY16 9TA), open daily 10am-5pm during StAnza Poetry Festival (until 10 March), then weekdays 10am-5pm; admission free.

Farlin is an exhibition of craft and poetry by partnerships between poets and craft artists in Fife and Shetland . Jewellery, poetry, contemporary textiles and craft objects are displayed, illustrating a series of responses to work by another individual.

Four Fife makers and four Fife poets were randomly-paired poets and makers in Shetland, and all used email, skype, social media and the postal service to create a virtual creative community, sending each other influences through the forms they make, a shared theme, their materials, or a line from a poem.

Fife makers are Roisin Connolly, Molly Ginnelly, Dianne King, and Dot Sim who paired with Shetland poets Gordon Dargie, Bruce Eunson, Christian S Tait, and Laureen Johnson. Shetland makers Amy Gair, Diane Garrick, Sarah Riley, and Helen Robertson were paired with Fife poets Andy Jackson, Maureen Sangster, Joan Lennon, and Paula Jennings.

The project is a collaboration between Fife Contemporary Art & Craft and Shetland Arts in partnership with StAnza Poetry Festival 2013 .

Its title, ‘Farlin’, is a shared container of herring and represents a unifying resource of work and nourishment common to both Fife and Shetland.