Have Craft, Will Travel… Symposium


  • Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 10:00 to 17:45

  • The Barony Centre
    Main Street
    West Kilbride
    KA23 9AW

Naked Craft is a touring exhibition of the work of 22 contemporary makers from Scotland and Canada. The Barony Centre, West Kilbride, is the third venue of the Scottish tour of the exhibition.

As part of the exhibition, Naked Craft and Craft Town Scotland are hosting a one-day symposium at The Barony Centre on the benefits and opportunities afforded by international exchange and partnerships on Saturday 15th October 2016.

Open to everyone, and featuring six invited speakers, the symposium aims to illustrate some of the many opportunities available to artists and craftspeople to expose, promote and sell their work, as well as how connections and dialogue with organisations and makers can be initiated and established on an international level.

Programme in brief

The day will comprise talks by six speakers, including the show’s co-curator, Dr Juliette MacDonald, Head of Design at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) and Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded Naked Craft Network.

There will also be plenty of discussion, an opportunity to visit the exhibition and Craft Town Scotland’s studios, and a closing drinks reception.

10:00 – opens

10.30 - 11.00: Maggie M. Broadley

Welcome and overview of international partnerships being developed between West Kilbride, Slovenia and Australia.

11.00 - 11.30: Juliette MacDonald

Naked Truths: the evolution and development of the Naked Craft Network

11.45 - 12.30: Jeannette Sendler

Unlocking Gateways to New Notions and Ideas

14.00 - 14.45: Amelie Proulx

Digital Porcelain- an Oscillation between 2D and 3D processes

14.45 - 15.30: Jilli Blackwood

My Journey - Keeping the Ball in the Air

15.45 - 16.30: Tina Rose

The Importance of Being Craft

17.45 - closes

Acknowledgments and booking

The Naked Craft Network is an international, AHRC-funded collective of researchers, writers, curators and industry partners exploring the key role that craft plays in the cultural and creative industries.

The Scottish tour of the Naked Craft exhibition is curated by Laura Hamilton and is generously supported by Creative Scotland Lottery Funding and the University of Edinburgh.

The Have Craft, Will Travel… Symposium has been generously supported by Craft Town Scotland, with funding from Creative Scotland.

Entrance is free but there will be a modest charge of £8.00 per head for a buffet lunch and refreshments, payable at the door.

Please confirm your booking by Wednesday 12 October 2016 by returning a booking form to Craft Town Scotland.

Download a booking form

Naked Craft is at The Barony Centre, West Kilbride until 23rd October 2016. It tours to Tweeddale Museum & Art Gallery, Peebles (29th October 2016 - 4th March 2017) and to The Gallery, An Lanntair, Stornoway (April - May 2017).