Stirling Castle Exhibition 1
Castle hosts craft exhibition
Historic Environment Scotland and Craft Scotland have collaborated to provide opportunities for members of the local community - including Forth Valley College students - to co-design new work in association with practising contemporary makers.
Now forming an exhibition at Stirling Castle - which runs until 25 August and is inspired by Stirling Castle and the Engine Shed – the artwork has been produced by groups of Creative Industries students, local adult learners from Artlink Central and local high school teachers.
They worked with three makers Laura Murray (jeweller/ maker), Stefanie Cheong (jeweller/ maker) and David Powell (artist/ maker) – over a number of weeks - and participants explored the use of metal in a decorative as well as structural way, within the two sites.
Ewan John, lecturer in FVC’s Creative Industries, said: “To be involved in a live brief that culminates in an exhibition in one of the country’s most iconic buildings is a truly rewarding experience for our students. The opportunity to work with the public, practicing artists, Craft Scotland and Historical Environments Scotland, gives them an insight in to a variety of potential career paths, a sense of professionalism and achievement, all embedded in to the coursework.”
Kirsten Wood, Engagement Officer for Stirling Castle, said: “Another fantastic Meet Your Maker project which is in its fourth year working with students from Forth Valley College. Students produced very high quality, refined work and it is great to see it all together in the exhibition at Stirling Castle."
The exhibition is open seven days a week 9.30am – 6pm (normal castle opening hours). There is the standard entrance fee to the castle, but the exhibition is free.