Bard Scotland
Celebrates the Meaning in the Making

An exciting, timely exhibition showcasing Scottish craft
The Garnered - Upstairs At Bard
Upstairs at Bard, Scotland © Murray Orr

​Bard – a shop and gallery for Scottish craft and design based in Leith, Edinburgh – is unveiling its first exhibition to mark its one-year anniversary.

The Garnered - Fair Isle Throws Marie Bruhat
Fair Isle Throws by Marie Bruhat © James Stevens

The idea behind The Grit & The Glamour is to look at the involved, hands-on processes behind the finished articles – to explore and experience the making of meaningful craft. The modern world is often driven by trying to make things smoother, easier, slicker, but that direction goes against the human desire to have a closer, more tactile relationship with the world. The works of art and craft in this exhibition all engage with the tension between the mess of the making and the perfection of the end result.

The exhibition brings together 21 works by Scottish artists and makers which range from Fair Isle textiles and woven willow baskets to 3D-printed wall sculptures.

The Garnered - Exterior Of Bard
Bard, Scotland © Murray Orr

The Grit & The Glamour will run until 28th January 2024.

Bard, 1 Customs Wharf, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6AL