StAnza Poetry Festival 2010 – art exhibitions

The main Festival runs from 17-21 March, but some of the exhibitions will run outwith these dates.

The exhibitions listed here have been organised in collaboration with Fife Contemporary Art & Craft; for the full programme of exhibitions, please see the StAnza website or phone FCA&C for a brochure (01334 474610).

FCA&C continues a long tradition of working with StAnza to produce art exhibitions with a ‘poetic’ association. This year, there are 3 on offer:

Brigid Collins – ‘Threshold Markings – ‘Poem-Houses’ and Other Forms’, specially selected by Brian Johnstone as part of his Director’s Cut series of events. The works on show have come about in response to the artist’s sense of entering and inhabiting “borrowed space” in which it has been possible to lodge – temporarily, at least – and find new meaning; St Andrews Town Hall foyer, 18-21 March

Turn the Corner – Art in Unexpected Places, curated by postgraduate students on St Andrews University’s Museum & Gallery Studies’ programme, this exhibition is split over a series of non-gallery venues along South Street, St Andrews, and features work by Fanny Lam Christie, TIm Fitzpatrick, Cherie Sullivan, Gayle Nelson & Fiona McDonald, Liz Skulina, Pat Law (& Colin Andrews), and Susie Leiper; various venues along South Street, 17-23 March (extra work will be shown in the Town Hall from 23 March – 30 April); click here to visit the ‘Turn the Corner’ website.

Paperworks – Phiona Richards & Alix Swan, contemporary work exploring the book form in different ways. Phiona Richards uses its basic structure to create fragile looking sculptures, held together using stitching techniques. Alix Swan, a lifelong lover of fairytales and stories, now incorporates traditional tales into her handmade books and accompanying objects, fusing old and new technologies; display cases on Level 2, Byre Theatre, 17 March – 30 April.