REsolve: a Creative Approach to the Circular Economy


UPDATE, 21 January 2021

In consultation with venue managers at ONFife and the Curator it has been decided to postpone the exhibition REsolve; a Creative Approach to the Circular Economy until 2022. This is due to the current Covid-19 pandemic restrictions and uncertainties. The decision was taken very much in line with the principles of the circular economy – a lot of work has already been carried out on the exhibition and it felt wrong to waste this, as well as the investment of public money, on an exhibition that very few people would get to see. New dates will be confirmed as soon as possible. In addition, throughout 2021 we will be working with artists to create complementary digital content, providing introductory insights and building a lasting information resource.

Original information:

Fife Contemporary is delighted to present REsolve: a Creative Approach to the Circular Economy as part of our commitment to put the climate emergency at the heart of our programming.

Curated by artist-curator Mella Shaw, this exhibition will showcase the work of contemporary artists, designers and makers and encourage new perspectives on resources, waste and how we live. It will take place at Kirkcaldy Galleries from 13 March to 23 May 2021.

The objects on show will challenge expectation, spark dialogue and reveal an innovative and explorative approach to materials that is essential for our transition away from our current take-make-waste economy. From salvaged e-waste to the by-product of beer-making, in the hands of these creative practitioners everything has value to be unlocked. An alternative and hopeful future is discussed through adoption of the themes of the circular economy, as well as celebrating the craftsmanship and creativity necessary for moving towards a sustainable, zero carbon future.

Confirmed artists:
Sarah Calmus
Chalk Plaster
Stefanie Cheong
Draff Studio
Paul Eames
Helen Grundy
Janet Hughes
Hannah Imlach
Deirdre Nelson
Carol Sinclair
Daniel Svahn
Sandra Wilson

FREE Circular Economy Resource for School and Home Learning from Ostrero. Click the link to find out how you can take part in the Making Circles project as a school or from home.