Time to transform Kalopsiac Gallery again. Opening Thursday 18thth of September (and no, has nothing to do with the referendum!)

The opening of ‘Barefoot in Business’ event and showcase at kalopsia Gallery, Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre with Scrumptious and Challenges Worldwide will be a break from an aye, naw, definitely mibbay. 

EUACS Cultural Show 

EUACS celebrates the cultures of Africa, the Caribbean and their Diaspora through music, arts, dance, food, fashion.

Kalopsia ‘Sure / Shore’ project launch

'60 Times We Spoke Of' by Turner Wallis and Lawrence Daykin started off as a live performance piece at the opening night of the 'Contextiles-isation' exhibition. Since then, it has been changed and adding to everyday by the vistitors. 

"60 Times We Spoke Of invites you to join us in conversation and play. 
We are not the subject of the work.
We intend to engage and communicate.

You are the subject work.
In this we hope you discover an inherent need for collaborative movement. 
Ultimately we hope it leads to collective consciousness.
Collaboration is Connection.
Connection is Communication.
Communication is Collaboration.”

They
 use thread as a medium for spontaneous play and connectivity and believes that the threads of connection are what make up the fabric of our lives. They use thread for its tactile nature and natural simplicity and believe it implies a cycle of the continuity of human contact.

For more info visit:
www.hannahturnerwallis.co.uk
www.lawrencedaykin.co.uk

'What makes them luxury' by Lucie Kordacova from Czech Republic is a video piece which shows the world of the fashion industry and the illusion of perfection.

Even though ‘Textiles’ is rarely seen in this video, the situation is based on it. The video is about the material wrapped around the body, the fashion which here creates an “imaginary world”. Lucie Kordacova is describing the process of advertising and media; Creating a fake customer’s “need”.

Check out Lucie’s work here: www.luciekordacova.com

Kalopsia presents ‘Barefoot in Business’ at Kalopsia Gallery. 
Launch night Thursday 18th at 5.30pm-8.30pm

More info to come.

Next week at Kalopsia Gallery - The Barefoot in Business event and showcase.

Kalopsia support the growth of artists of all levels, experience and backgrounds.
(Photo: Textile Migration / Textile Leith exhibition, Kalopsia Gallery June 2014).

Kalopsia support the growth of artists of all levels, experience and backgrounds.

(Photo: Textile Migration / Textile Leith exhibition, Kalopsia Gallery June 2014).

Kalopsia Collectives is a social enterprise dedicated to providing opportunities for creators by using textiles as a tool of communication. With our unique approach to textiles allows us to create a discussion that leads to engagements and connections amongst the creators, communities and businesses.

Kalopsia Collectives is a social enterprise dedicated to providing opportunities for creators by using textiles as a tool of communication. With our unique approach to textiles allows us to create a discussion that leads to engagements and connections amongst the creators, communities and businesses.

With the visually design, complex technique and textured surface, this floating piece explores human behaviour and connections through the use of fibre.
"We have our own personal way of viewing and interpreting the world, creating our own language in the process, even though we are taught the ‘proper’ way of interacting we are left trying to translate and transform our inner thoughts into acceptable forms of communication, the rules of which culture, language and society have established.” - Ana Diosdado
By using Textiles as a tool we can investigate the function of the form and interface with other cultures - weave new histories and ideas.(Photo: WIT 2014, Kalopsia Gallery)

With the visually design, complex technique and textured surface, this floating piece explores human behaviour and connections through the use of fibre.

"We have our own personal way of viewing and interpreting the world, creating our own language in the process, even though we are taught the ‘proper’ way of interacting we are left trying to translate and transform our inner thoughts into acceptable forms of communication, the rules of which culture, language and society have established.” - Ana Diosdado

By using Textiles as a tool we can investigate the function of the form and interface with other cultures - weave new histories and ideas.

(Photo: WIT 2014, Kalopsia Gallery)

A photo from the ‘What is Textiles?’ Exhibition 2014, Kalopsia Gallery. The exhibition displayed work of traditional textile practices, while at the same time, engaged new technologies, materials and concepts.

A photo from the ‘What is Textiles?’ Exhibition 2014, Kalopsia Gallery. The exhibition displayed work of traditional textile practices, while at the same time, engaged new technologies, materials and concepts.

The Contextiles-isation exhibition aimed to bring together a diverse range of contemporary textiles and approaches from Czeck Republic, Norway, Germany to US. 

Kalopsia celebrates the way in which creators explore and extend the medium of Contemporary Textiles.

In January of this year we instigated a new exhibition project. By collaborating with Ocean Terminal and Forest Charity, we started a process of transforming empty retail units into textiles galleries. 

In January of this year we instigated a new exhibition project. By collaborating with Ocean Terminal and Forest Charity, we started a process of transforming empty retail units into textiles galleries. 

Photos from the Contextiles-isation exhibition. 
Pattern, shape, texture, fiber, colour

From a Faith Solo shoe shop to an exhibition space supporting the local community, textile, art and creativity! 

The Kalopsia Gallery summer programme of events contained work that explored themes such as migration, the awareness and support of cancer, the connection between Textile and performance - using textiles as a tool of communication.
A summer of exhibitions in association with Refugee week Scotland, MacMillan Cancer Support, Forest, Ocean Terminal and many more.

Did you miss the launch night of Contextiles-isation, the final exhibition in our summer programme?

No worries. Here is a short film by Andrew McMillan  of Notched Lapel notchedlapel.co.uk

 

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