Fife Contemporary at StAnza 2024

Fife Contemporary are pleased to be taking part in StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, taking place over 1st – 16th March 2024 in St Andrews, Fife.

This year Fife Contemporary have expanded their collaborative programme with StAnza to explore their theme Warp and Weft: a tapestry of poetry. The exciting programme of visual art and craft will showcase embroidery, weaving and gun-tufted textiles alongside poetic connections and responses.

See details on Fife Contemporary’s free events for StAnza 2024 below, and find the full programme of events at


Twilling Tweeds

Adil Iqbal

Featuring two hand embroidered works from the Dewar Art Award-winning project, this exhibition from Scottish-Pakistani cultural practitioner Adil Iqbal uses collaborative practice to bridge Western and indigenous craft cultures. Facilitating collaboration between makers in Scotland and Pakistan, Iqbal’s project is a celebration of the common threads that connect global textile and traditions.

Byre Theatre Studio Hall Foyer
1st – 16th March 2024

Adil Iqbal is also exhibiting with Fife Contemporary as part of Crafted Selves:
The Unfinished Conversation
, touring to Kirkcaldy Galleries 23 March – 12 May 2024

Grangemouth at Night Smoke and Lights 

A poetic response to the work of Dovecot Studios by Lisa Fannen

Writer and performer Lisa Fannen presents a spoken word recording alongside artwork by Dovecot Studios, Scotland’s world-famous tapestry studio. She has chosen ‘Grangemouth at Night Smoke and Lights’, a gun-tufted artwork created in 2019 by Dovecot alongside contemporary artist Kurt Jackson.

Dovecot Studios is renowned for collaborating with and interpreting the work of visual artists. Lisa Fannen brings her own interpretive reflections to illuminate this work afresh.

The Laidlaw Music Centre
1st – 16th March 2024

Textile and Poetry: come and try sessions

An all-day weaving event with Janet Hughes

Meet others with a passion for textile and poetry, and create your own textile work guided by Fife-based weaver Jan Hughes of Fibreshed Scotland and Balgarvie Weaving.

You can drop into this session and weave as much or as little as you like, for as long as you like. Use one of our small looms or join in with our larger collaborative weaving! Anything can be used to weave – yarns and warp will be provided – but you can also bring along any ends of wool, fabric or old clothing that can be cut up and used to create! Reusing, repurposing and recycling are all part of this chance to create something new.

Burgh Chambers, St Andrews Town Hall 
Saturday 9th March 2024, 11am – 3pm