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ARTS | D ICK I N STIT U T E ART S | D ICK I N STIT U T E Engagement Project for Young People Portable art, wearable objects, jewellery from 1970 THURSDAYS: 2 FEB - 27 APRIL 4PM-6PM · FREE · 16-25 YRS BOOKING ESSENTIAL 10 sessions (exc school holidays 16 Feb, 6 & 13 SAT 14 JAN - SAT 29 APRIL 2017 Opened in 1901, the Dick Institute is one of the most important cultural venues in the southwest of Scotland, featuring the largest museum and galleries in Ayrshire, and East Ayrshire’s central library. Featuring a programme of often nationally important exhibitions, permanent displays of the museum’s diverse collections and innovative work by contemporary artists, makers and young people from the area, the Dick Institute has a growing reputation for the quality and scope of its exhibitions and events. DICK INSTITUTE ELMBANK AVENUE, KILMARNOCK KA1 3BU T: 01563 554343 - GALLERIES/MUSEUM T: 01563 554300 - LIBRARY TUE & WED: 10AM-6PM THU: 1PM-8PM FRI & SAT: 10AM-4PM CLOSED 2 & 3 JAN, 14 & 15 APRIL The Dick Institute is a fully accessible venue with limited allocated parking to the rear 16 A Crafts Council Touring Exhibition of contemporary jewellery, featuring 98 pieces of studio jewellery by the most significant European makers from the last five decades. Starting with pieces from the most radical era of modern jewellery making in the 1970s: the New Jewellery Movement, I AM HERE tells a story of jewellery and design through the work held in the collections of Crafts Council, mima, Galerie Marzee, Gallery S O and Pangolin London. Includes work by Susanna Heron, one of the first jewellers to use Perspex in the early 1970s, a film of an arm piece made of ice by Naomi Filmer and a bejewelled fur-coated emperor penguin brooch by Dutch jeweller Felieke van der Leest. Other makers include Gijs Bakker, Caroline Broadhead, Tatty Devine, Gerda Flöckinger, Karl Fritsch, Rudolf Kocea, Ted Noten, Dorothea Prühl, Mah Rana, Hans Stofer, David Watkins and Emmy van Leersum. This exhibition has been supported by Creative Scotland. Crafts Council Collection J243: Dorothy Hogg, brooch, from the ‘Spirit Level’ Series, 1994, Photo Todd-White Art Photography eastayrshireleisure.com April. Must commit to full 10 week course) An engagement project for young people in partnership with National Museums Scotland. After a visit to the National Museum of Scotland’s new Art & Design galleries, participants will attend workshops at the Dick Institute and work with practising jewellery design collective O-Pin. They will learn and experiment with some of the processes and techniques used to create the wearable art and portable objects in the exhibition. Focusing on alternative materials such as plastics, wood and paper, participants will be guided through the design process which will result in a final piece of jewellery or sculpture personal to them. These works will be showcased at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Suitable for those with an interest in design, craft and art, and those working towards further education and portfolio building. E: Geraldine.Greene@east-ayrshire.gov.uk or T: 01563 554340 to book. Crafts Council Collection (top to bottom): J23k: Susanna Heron, part of ‘Twelve Perspex Multiples’ Series, 1976, Photo Todd-White Art Photography J78: Brian Glassar, Bracelet, 1975, Photo Todd White Art Photography Paul Derrez, Neckpiece, 1985. Photo mima Crafts Council Collection J283: Nora Fok, Bubblebath, 2001, Nylon thread. Crafts Council Collection, Photo Heini Schneebeli eastayrshireleisure.com 17