Exhibition Information

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Exhibition Information

Past Present is the first exhibition made by Fife Contemporary Art & Craft (formerly the Crawford Arts Centre) for display in Fife Council Museums. To recognise this new partnership FCA&C and Fife Council Arts Development commissioned Louise Fraser, Sally Pattrick, Andrea Sayers and Marie Louise Wrightson to make new work in response to the rich collections of the Museums Service.

For Past Present the artists have researched and interpreted a whole range of artefacts: from archaeological spindle whorls to a Polish military forces collection, from the tools of the linen trade to things made of linoleum and coal. References to the way in which artefacts are stored, handled and displayed were also included in some of the resulting work.

Museum curators acted as guides, introducing the artists to the collections and helping them in their research. The artists have then used their skills in painting, photography, sculpture, jewellery and animation to create work which is a gift for the present and the future.

They have also worked with senior Fife school pupils to help them go through the same creative process of making art based on museum objects.


The Museums Involved

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The Mentoring Scheme

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Main Contacts

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