Events - Festival 2020

Poetry treat

Thursday 3 March, 10:00 - Sunday 6 March, 17:00
Town Hall, Queens Gardens - Fife Contemporary Foyer
FREE

Artistic barter with six Scottish poets creating a poem in response to craftworks gifted to them from FCA&C’s treat store

FCA&C’s treat store is a pioneer of curated online shopping for high quality craft and design. A group of Scotland-based craft artists is selected each year to provide two seasonal collections of work. Photographs not only of the work but also of pieces being modelled or used around the home compensate for the virtual nature of the browsing experience. More than just a shop, treat also shares the stories behind the work which are so much part of the experience of craft.

For Poetrytreat StAnza and FCA&C have matched up poets with gifts from the new spring/summer 2016 collection. It will be fascinating to discover what the poets create from language in response to what the craft artists have created from a range of more tangible materials.

Janette Ayachi has been gifted an acrylic and silver ring by Anaïs Paulard, Katherine McMahon a ceramic bird by Jo Walker, Nalini Paul a knitted snood by Mitchell & Black, Chris Powici a glass fox by Rachel Elliott, Julia Prescott a Parian ware tealight by Beth Lamont and Jim Stewart a textile lunchbag by SodaKitsch (Ashley Jessiman & Ian Dunbar).  

Anais Paulard: www.fcac.co.uk/artist/anais-paulard
Jo Walker: www.fcac.co.uk/artist/jo-walker
Mitchell & Black: fcac.co.uk/artist/mitchell-black
Rachel Elliott: www.fcac.co.uk/artist/rachel-elliott
Beth Lamont: www.fcac.co.uk/artist/beth-lamont
SodaKitsch: www.fcac.co.uk/artist/ashley-jessiman-ian-dunlop-sodakitsch

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Fife Contemporary Art & Craft.

Photos:
Janette Ayachi: Mark Husmann
Katherine McMahon: Chris Scott
Nalini Paul: James J. Coleman

Venue

Fife Contemporary Foyer – Town Hall, Queens Gardens

Location: At the top of Queens Gardens, on the corner with South Street

Includes: Council Chamber, Supper Room, Auditorium/Public Hall, Fife Contemporary foyer

Right in the centre of St Andrews, The Town Hall...