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The Craft Scotland Conference

5 October 2013 until 6 October 2013
Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee.

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The Craft Scotland Conference 2013

This October in Dundee, Craft Scotland presents two inspiring days of presentations, discussions, debates, and workshops.

Whether you are a maker, a curator, a writer or enthusiast of craft, the Craft Scotland Conference 2013 will connect you with other craft champions and experts.

The Craft Scotland Conference 2013 takes place in Dundee on Saturday 05 and Sunday 06 October 2013, and is curated in partnership with Roanne Dods, Artistic Director at PAL Labs.

The conference will be opened on 05 October 2013 by Janet Archer, the new Chief Executive of Creative Scotland. Professor Hans Stofer, Royal College of Art, will start the day’s discussion with his keynote speech, Making: Practice and Passion.

Philip Long, Director of the V&A in Dundee, will, in conversation with curator Amanda Game, explore the balance between large institutions and the ecology of small enterprises and the importance of contemporary making in the current cultural environment.

Curator and Designer Katy West will curate a series of discussions on the theme of Parallel Lines: how makers balance the artistic focus of their practice in relation to professional and commercial opportunities. She will be joined by Laura Spring, Catherine Aitken & David Murphy, Bakery 47 and Alex Dobbie.

There will be an opportunity for everyone involved to take part in a World Café-style event around the future of craft in Scotland.

Following their highly-publicised Make Works tour of Scotland, Fi Scott and Vana Coleman will give an update on their journey, and the future for Make Works.

Sunday will be a day for workshops and debate, with session leaders including Director of the Design Trust Patricia van den Akker, Dundee based jewellery collective Vanilla Ink, MAKLab Studio, founder of Creative Dundee Gillian Easson and Sally Johnston, Starter for 6 Client Manager from the Cultural Enterprise Office.

There will also be a plenary session on Sunday from the main speakers of the conference, chaired by the conference guest programmer, Roanne Dods.

Tickets cost just £65 for this inspiring two day event. Student tickets are available at £45. Tickets include lunch and refreshments on both days.*

We wish to be inclusive to all so if costs are an issue please get in touch with fiona@craftscotland.org.

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