Ley Lines by Kate Scardifield
25 August - 21 October 2018
Unearthing social and historical objects from six local museum collections and archives across Scotland, Sydney based artist Kate Scardifield explores and reframes Scottish and Australian connections in a new touring exhibition, which brings disparate collections together with new textile works, video and sculpture.
The touring exhibition is produced by Panel in partnership with Heriot Watt University, Live Borders, Fife Contemporary, Falkirk Community Trust and supported in kind by the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS), Sydney.
Drawn from the Past - The Museum Mind of Tessa Asquith-Lamb
10 November - 13 January 2019
This is a truly unique exhibition which explores how the artist uses museum collections as inspiration for her own lyrical and detailed etchings and paper-cuts.
Tessa Asquith-Lamb has always loved museums, making her own in the porch of her house as a child. This love of the past has stayed with her and now has its
perfect fulfilment in the curation of her own show at Callendar House, Falkirk.
The artist was invited to choose objects and paintings from the region’s collections
and has created new work based on these items including intricate paper-cuts and a new etching featuring the House.
A find in the Callendar House stores of an amazing 19th century cut and painted paper valentine prompted the artist to create her own versions,
featuring items from the house alongside a new poem mirroring the original heartfelt piece of Folk Art. The first gallery space will show a
selection of Tessa’s etchings and artworks alongside the objects she collects as inspiration, including 19th century toys and decorative arts,
and seasonally, a collection of vintage Christmas decorations including her glass bird collection, crackers and ceramics. A second room will
feature paintings, photographs and objects from the Trust’s collections and the new artworks inspired by them.
The exhibition will be accompanied by Festive Fridays - two evening events on the 7th and 14th December in which the artist will share her
knowledge of past Christmas traditions and visitors can create their own decorations whilst enjoying seasonal refreshments in the beautiful
rooms of Calendar House.
Tessa graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with an MA (Hons) in Fine Art in 1998. Since then she has continued to create her mysterious and poetic
etchings and paper-cuts, (often including her trademark fox) alongside working as a freelance art educator. Her work is in many private collections
and recently she was commissioned by the V&A Dundee with designer Martin Baillie to create a giant paper cut pop up book.
Tessa's website is http://www.tessaasquithlamb.co.uk