Object as Muse


9 May – 21 June 2009, Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery, War Memorial Gardens, Abbotshall Rd, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1YG; opening hours Mon -Sat 10.30am – 5pm, Sunday 2 – 5pm; cafe closes at 4.30pm –

‘Object as Muse’ is an exhibition that presents six different artists’ responses to the Asentamiento Dress by textile artist Julie Cook that is part of the Crafts Council Collection. Artists include Colette Bryce (poetry), David Birkin (photography), Julie Cook (textiles), Dunne & Raby (critical design), Tamsin van Essen (ceramics), Susie MacMurray (installation) and Arabel Lebrusan (jewellery).

The Asentamiento Dress is part of ‘Duende: A time for healing’, a series that was developed by Julie Cook in collaboration with counselling psychologist, Lisa Isaacs. (Julie Cook , ‘Asentamiento Dress ‘, cotton duvet with silk poultice and tapes; courtesy: Craft Council.)

This emotionally thought provoking exhibition is brought to Kirkcaldy, Fife, in May 2009 for it’s one and only exclusive Scottish outing. The exhibition is presented by Fife Contemporary Art & Craft.

A Crafts Council Touring Exhibition Initiative

22 May 2009, 2pm – Free informal tour of ‘Object as Muse’ with Susan Davis of FCA&C; meet in gallery at Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery