From this weekend, look out for signs bearing a bright orange silo to discover a new project exploring three inland crafts through the eyes of artists from Fife and beyond: In Time, In Land, a Fife Contemporary project, is happening at the Silo on Cupar Trading Estate from 25 September to 8 October 2017.
Fife Folk Museum in nearby Ceres features traditional and historical rural crafts was the source for the choice of crafts included in the project. Work by blacksmith John Creed , plaster artists Chalk and weaver Julia Complin will be exhibited in a shipping container next to Cupar’s iconic agricultural silo which is now run as an arts venue by Silo Projects.
The show will be open to the public over two weekends, 30 September and 1 October and 7 and 8 October, 11am-4pm each day. The weekend events will include demonstrations and opportunities to try your hand at making, with the second weekend tying into Fun Palaces*, a UK-wide family event which celebrates the relationship between art and science.
During the week artists will also work with local schools, Stratheden Hospital and volunteers at Fife Folk Museum to introduce local people to the knowledge and skills of their crafts.
Diana Sykes, Director of Fife Contemporary, said, ‘Fife is fortunate in having such a rich historical and natural environment. We hope this project will provide a different way of appreciating both through the lens of craft.’
Sat 30 Sept, 11am-4pm
CHALK plaster-casting drop-in workshop.
Sun 1 Oct, 11am-4pm
Try your hand at weaving on Julia Complin’s tabletop loom. Sound piece by Carolyn Scott & Andy Sim in Silo.
Sat 7 Oct, 11am-4pm
Experience amazing sounds with metalworker & blacksmith John Creed in the Silo; performances at 11.30am & 2pm.
(FREE BUT PLACES LIMITED TO 12 – ADVANCE BOOK ON 01334-474610 BY FRI 6 OCT, 5pm)
Sun 8 Oct, 11am-4pm
Heritage-focus day – informal talks from Steven Blench of CHALK; photos of the Silo in collaboration with Cupar Heritage, University of St Andrews Library’s Special Collections, DC Thomson & Co Ltd; sound piece by Carolyn Scott & Andy Sim; artefacts & spinning workshop with Jan Hendry, organised by Fife Folk Museum.
To find the Silo, don’t take the trading estate entrance that leads from the main roundabout to Cupar Garden Centre; instead, head for the one at the St Andrews’ end of the estate and follow that road round to the right.
Fife Contemporary nurtures the creation, understanding and appreciation of high quality contemporary craft and visual art with international significance. Free from the restrictions of a venue, it works with partners to create enjoyable and meaningful experiences for all.