Celebrates the Meaning in the Making
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 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 Grit & The Glamour will run until 28th January 2024.
Bard, 1 Customs Wharf, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6AL