Xenia Blanco has made these abstract and mirrored scarf design for ‘The Scarf Creation’ exhibition in association with MacMillan Cancer Support.
The scarves have been digitally printed onto Habotai silk. (We currently have 1 more scarf up for grabs).
"I have always wanted to create something based on my own images using fabric as a visual medium to express my own ideas and thoughts."
To see more of Xeina’s work, follow the link.
Contextiles-isation 8/8/14 Kalopsia Gallery
We bring you ‘the moment of material.’ - an idea which encompasses the realization of textiles as a tool of communication and the transformation of conceptual ideas within the moment. It seeks to unpack and explore a multitude of different interpretations of, and interactions between; material, movement, textiles and identity, using textiles in a diverse form of expression and as an instrument of interaction.
This Scarf by Helen Greensmith is inspiration by the art of storytelling. This scarf is an addition to her current Storyteller collection, inspired by a quote from a Scottish Fairytale book which described traditional folk tales and fairytales when written down as like "butterflies or wild flowers trapped in glass cases, they need to be read aloud to be kept alive and free.”
”I’ve always been inspired by fairytales and storytelling. My Grandad used to make up stories for us when we were little, and we called these ‘Stories from the Mouth’ ( as opposed to a story in a book!) and these stories would feature us as the characters and places that we knew. I think that having this imaginative influence at a young age has contributed to my design work now - often taking inspiration from my natural surroundings in North East Scotland, but fusing this with imagery from fairytales or childhood memories.”
The scarf design for ‘The Scarf Creation’ exhibition is part of this final chapter in the collection in a new colour way inspired by Helen Greensmith’s recent trip to Oaxaca in Mexico.
The scarf at ‘The Scarf Creation’ exhibition is sold and all profit will go straight to MacMillan Cancer Support. But don’t worry, we still have more scarves up for grabs at kalopsia Gallery. Or visit Helen Greensmith website here
If you like beautiful scarves and you like supporting a good cause, then have a walk through Leith and stop by Kalopsia Gallery - not a bad way to spend your Tuesday.
All profit from the Scarves will go straight to MacMillan Cancer Support - The services they provide are invaluable to those suffering from cancer and their loved ones.
This Thursday is the last day.
Last week of ‘The Scarf Creation’ exhibition at Kalopsia Gallery, Ocean Terminal, 1st Floor.
We are open between 10am-6pm until Thursday.
Join us and support MacMillan Cancer Support.
We still have some amazing scarves up for grabs, so come down and pick your favorite.
(Scarf design by A Glanville Jones).
Kalopsia strives to produce and facilitate access to high quality art that is grounded in contemporary textiles. We combine materials of the highest quality with quality ideas and concepts to produce our art works.
(Work By Eleanor Marshall for ‘The Scarf Creation’ exhibition at Kalopsia Gallery, 2014)
"Textiles is one of the earliest forms of art, yet it is something which is at present misunderstood and misrepresented by the public and the art community. The term ‘textiles’ today is often paired with negative connotations and often associated merely with quilts and curtains. Whilst a definite form of expression within the field, such a limited association provides an incomplete depiction of what textiles actually is." - Kalopsia
'Contextiles-isation' - an exhibition that presents artistic textiles in the wider context of contemporary art, in line with the Edinburgh Festival at Kalopsia Gallery.
Works by an array of international artists will be on display and will include performance pieces interwoven with the use of classic textile techniques and textile pieces that engage both physically and conceptually with performance.
Launch night Friday the 8th of August at 6pm
Sally Whitworth from the UK has made some detailed and illustrative scarf designs for ‘The Scarf Creation’ exhibition in association with MacMillan Cancer Support.
This conceptual collection was based around the story of a group of characters in the Tyrol area of Northern Italy, where one of the scarf tells the story of Clive, a Lancastrian tourist guide working in the Tyrol area. It features humorous imagery illustrating various aspects of his life.
See more of Sally WithWorth’s work here
'The Scarf Creation' ends in 1 week.
MacMillan gets 98% of it’s funding from donations and public support. The services it provides are invaluable to those suffering from cancer and their loved ones.
Next week is the last week of ‘The Scarf Creation’ and a last chance for you to get involved in helping a fantastic organisation. Have a look at kalopsiacollective.co.uk where you can buy scarves that donate all profits to MacMillan Cancer Support or look at macmillan.org.uk to learn more about the work they do.
Among all printed scarves, there is Pat Strong’s hand knitted scarf for ‘The Scarf Creation’ exhibition, framed on the wall.
A piece that took inspiration from The Scottish Coast, which is reflected in the colours of the blend of baby alpaca, silk and cashmere yarn.
A traditional Shetland Lace stitch – ‘print o’ the waves’ was used to knit this piece and acknowledges the Heritage of hand knitting in Scotland.
Visit Kalopsia Gallery today. Open between 10am-6pm.
The exhibition will close next Thursday, so don’t miss it out.