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Clouture Exhibition & Talk at Lochwinnoch

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Artist

Gillian Steel

Intro

Clouture presents a research project in progress that spotlights the potential for Scottish communities to challenge existing environmentally damaging clothing industry models, by conjuring locally appropriate future solutions. Ones that draw from local experiences, cultures, folklores, knowledge, and skills, using locally grown plants and fibres to meet clothing needs.

Extra Detail

‘Clouture’: (A made-up word derived from ‘cloot’ – a Scots word for clothing mashed with ‘couture’ referring to the business of designing, making, selling fashionable custom-made clothing, and usually associated with exotic places, exclusivity, and limited access.) This work has been based in two Scottish communities with a history of textile manufacturing – one on the island of Tiree and the other within the diverse community of craftivists and makers at ReMode in Paisley. For Renfrewshire’s Cycle Arts Festival the research in-progress including prototypes from both sites will be presented as a popup exhibition on the cycle path (location tbc). The artist will also give talks and lead walks where participants will gather and do some creative experimenting, at hands-on workshops, with locally grown ‘unlikely’ fibres. The research has been funded by Creative Futures at Glasgow School of Art and the Cloture happening as a part of the Renfrewshire Cycle Arts Festival with the financial support of One Ren. Many thanks to the residents of Tiree, the wonderful makers at ReMode, Niki Taylor, Keng Keng Watt and Muriel Ann at One Ren for her support and encouragement in sharing and developing this project with an audience via CAF.

 

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Date/Location

6th August, 11am – 4pm exhibition 12pm – 2pm artist’s talk

Lochwinnoch Community Garden

Details

Date:
August 6
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue

Lochwinnoch Community Garden
Lochwinnoch Community Garden United Kingdom + Google Map