See 'Farlin' at the Town Hall, St Andrews – until 27 April

Thursday 11 April 2013


One of the highlights at this year’s StAnza was the fabulous exhibition, 'Farlin', at the Town Hall, Queens Gardens, St Andrews. The show is still running - until 27 April - so you can catch up with it or pay another visit.


The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between 16 poets and makers in Fife and Shetland and the works on show, ranging from texts to textiles to jewellery are stunning. Farlin is the word for a container used by herring gutters, and the themes which inspired poets and artists included the impact of fishing on the Shetland and Fife communities and relationships with the natural world and Scottish history. Words and objects combine to make objects that are thoughtful and beautiful.


Stephanie Green, our Festival Blogger, gave her response here when she visited Farlin during StAnza. It also caught the eye of Rio, the online crafts magazine and was reviewed enthusiastically by the Tribe

Find out more about the exhibition on the Fife Contemporary Arts & Craft website here

The project is a collaboration between Fife Contemporary Art & Craft and Shetland Arts in partnership with StAnza Poetry Festival 2013 .

 Photographs by Chris Scott