Naked Craft is a touring exhibition of the work of 22 contemporary makers from Scotland and Canada.
As part of the exhibition, the Naked Craft Network is holding a one-day symposium at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) for makers, curators, collectors and researchers.
Featuring eight invited speakers - including four of the show’s curators, two of its exhibitors, and two craft consultants - the event aims to re-evaluate the impact of tradition on contemporary practice.
It will also provide an overview of the current climate for craft and of the opportunities and support available to makers in Canada and Scotland.
Programme in brief
The day will comprise talks based on the four themes of the Naked Craft exhibition. There will also be plenty of discussion, and a closing drinks reception.
10:00 - opens
10.30 - 11.00: Dr Denis Longchamps
Beyond the Missionary Position: The Making of Naked Craft
11.00 - 11.30: Dr Juliette MacDonald
Naked Craft: Creative Identities and the Vernacular
11.50 - 12.20: Dr Sandra Alfoldy
This above all: To thine own self be true
13.30 - 14.00: Teresa Burrows
She’s come Undone
14.00 - 14.30: Kevin Morris
A Northern Soul
14.30 - 15.00: Emma Quin
Practicing Citizenship in Craft
15.00 - 15.30: Carol Sinclair
By Makers, for Makers
16.00 - 16.30: Arno Verhoeven
Reflections on Being Naked: Ontological Epistemologies of Examining Craft-in-Practice
17.30 - 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.
Entrance to the New Positions symposium 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 register by Friday 4th November 2016 by returning a booking form to the Naked Craft Network.
Naked Craft is at Tweeddale Museum & Art Gallery, Peebles from 29th October 2016 to 4th March 2017. It tours to The Gallery, An Lanntair, Stornoway in April.