Scottish & Thai Designers Inspired by Creative Exchange

New for Old at the Barony Centre in West Kilbride showcases an exchange and collaboration in craft and design between Scottish and Thai makers and designers.

This exhibition shares the creative ideas, thinking processes and making experiments of a group of designer-makers who participated in a collaborative exchange at Kaewwanna Natural Indigo Dyeing Studio in Phrae, Thailand earlier this year.

Indigo containers by PATAPiAN
Indigo containers by PATAPiAN

Scotland-based designer-makers include Lorna Fraser, Sam Goates, Anna S King and Naomi McIntosh. Thailand-based designer-makers include Flow Jewellery, Homlom Studio, Jetsada Studio, PATAPiAN, Pin Metal Life, Plural Designs, Thaniya and Vassana.

The designer-makers span different practices, including woodworking, basketry, indigo-dyeing and weaving, representing a wide spectrum of hand-making techniques and traditions from countries which have craft making at their heart.

Cushions by Homlom Studio
Cushions by Homlom Studio

It forms part of the British Council and Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand (SACICT)’s New for Old programme, which aims to promote, support and develop the craft and design sector, helping to make it more sustainable and viable for designers, entrepreneurs and their communities.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 18 June 2016 at 1.30pm with an afternoon celebrating the role of the environment, community and cultural heritage in contemporary craft and design with free hands-on workshops and activities.


See: New for Old
18 June – 31 July 2016
Barony Centre, 50 Main Street, West Kilbride KA23 9AR
Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm Sun 12-5pm
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