Work starts on setting up the Casting the Net exhibition and workshop in The Mission, Eyemouth Harbour

Yesterday, the Casting the Net team started to set up Casting the Net venue, e1 The Mission, Eyemouth Harbour. This is where over Easter weekend, textiles and fishing will be woven together with story, memory and song.


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Callum Sinclair & Keith Alexander setting up the drift net and oar.

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Drift net in position.

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Sam Bain, Casting the Net artists hanging one of her paintings in The Mission, exhibition.

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Callum Sinclair, Casting the Net Joint Project Manager hanging Mary Morrison’s paintings in The Mission

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Casting the Net being set up in The Mission, Eyemouth

Casting the Net Events and Exhibitions THIS EASTER WEEKEND at The Fishermen’s Mission, Eyemouth:

10am – 4pm (Sat 30th March & Sun 31st March) The Fishermen’s Mission, Harbour Road: ‘Knitting, Knotting & Netting’ Workshop

Come and join in a free drop-in workshop exploring the two Borders traditions of textiles and net making.

Eribé Knitwear, a successful Galashiels company are leading the  ’knitting, knotting & netting’ workshop in The Mission, Eyemouth Harbour. Together with the knitters, netters and natterers of Eyemouth they will take a contemporary look at gansey knitting, inspire, and in the knitting, patterns and stories will be stitched.

Several levels of workshop open all day from complete beginners and kids to more experienced knitters. There will be demonstrations and examples of old and contemporary Gansey knitting, alongside traditional net makers at work repairing and making new nets. All involved are keen to impart their knowledge to a new generation.

A great opportunity to expand your own skills, have fun, share your own experiences and patterns and admire the skill of the modern day Gansey knitter.

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There will also be retired fisherman Alex Thorburn who will tell his yarns and reminisce with extraordinary poetry.

10am – 4pm (Sat & Sun) The Fishermen’s Mission, Harbour Road: Exhibition

Exhibition of work by Casting the Net artists, Kevin PedenSam Bain and Mary Morrison. See yesterdays post for more info.

Casting the Net **OPENING DAY** (Selkirk) Events and exhibitions open from 2pm…

 

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It is opening day and here are the events unfolding today – come along and support contemporary art in the Borders and see how empty spaces can be regenerated and (we hope you agree) be transformed into interesting and stimulating exhibition spaces showcasing the talent of artists working in Scotland. More to follow later…

Opening Day…15 hours to go!

Screen Shot 2013-03-22 at 22.33.14Well the blog is telling us it is 15 hours to go…how are we getting on?! Well this is what has been going on since yesterday

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This morning Casting the Net artists and poet – Natasha Smith, Catriona Taylor and Stuart Delves were all hard at work setting up their work in No. 1 and Border Cloth exhibition spaces. Natasha has work in No. 1 and Catriona and Stuart have created a blacked out, atmospheric space for their installation in Border Cloth. It has been a very busy day, trying to get things finished off, print jobs sorted and all the details just right.

The weather has been bitter but has not deterred everyone in their work. Neville Rae and Callum Sinclair have worked hard at work in amongst the newly made plinths and just delivered art work to complete the final joinery work so that Jill Watson’s bronze can be fixed in the bay window space.

Helen Douglas has been following everyone around with paint brush in hand, while with the other arranging and curating the works in the spaces.

Keith Alexander has been helping fine tune projected works, curate the exhibitions and at the same time complete the exhibition literature to a racing print deadline – all done now!

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Finally, you can see how the exhibition is coming together in No. 1 with work from Casting the Net artist, Mary Morrison sitting calmly next to beautiful hand knitted fishermen’s Gansey’s.

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While at No. 48 West Port the work of Casting the Net artists, Lawson Wood and Alice Francis have been installed and are really looking vibrant and intriguing. SO…

Please come along to Selkirk tomorrow:

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Saturday 23rd March 2013 – Opening Day Events Selkirk

2pm The Market Place: A demonstration of the art of fish gutting by Billy Clansman Aitchison

2pm – 5pm Rowland’s, No. 24 – 26 West Port: Coffee afternoon hosted by Rowland‘s (Selkirk)

3.30pm Rowland’s, No. 24 – 26 West Port: Introductory speeches

4pm Rowland’s, No. 24 – 26 West Port: James Wyness: ‘guddle and flype’ sound performance premiere

Exhibitions from Saturday 23rd March to Saturday April 6th Selkirk Open every day 10am – 4pm (Note: 2pm – 4pm on the opening day)

s1 No. 1 Tower Street: Mary Morrison, Natasha Smith, Jill Watson, James Wyness

s2 Border Cloth, High Street: Catriona Taylor & Stuart Delves

s3 No. 48 West Port: Alice Francis, Lawson Wood

note: Shopfront Exhibition only

s4 Rowland’s, No. 24 – 26 West Port: Mark Timmins & Rowland’s (Selkirk) Youth Group

Join us in celebrating coast to inland: Casting the Net!

Casting the Net: Coast to Inland from 23rd March to 6th April, 2013


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Casting the Net: Coast to Inland (from 23rd March to 6th April, 2013)

Curated by Helen Douglas & Keith Alexander

Borders Arts Trust new project for 2013  invited artists in the Borders and beyond to submit proposals for new work to be made on the theme: Casting the Net: Coast to Inland. The project will go live to the public in empty shops and industrial spaces in Eyemouth and Selkirk for two weeks in spring 2013 (proposed dates 23rd March – 6th April).

The selected and invited works will explore some aspect of our relationship with the sea and fishing: how it shapes life on the coast and impacts inland, with the potential for connections and the flow of ideas in both directions. The works will also effectively engage with the concept, the materiality of place and relevant trades/crafts and the lives of the people living in Eyemouth and the Inland Borders.

In negotiation with local regeneration bodies Borders Arts Trust have fostered links and collaborations in order to to find spaces in both towns and to match artists with appropriate people and places.

Exhibiting Artists:

Sam Bain | Stuart Delves | Rosy Eribé | Alice Francis

Mary Morrison Kevin Peden | Natasha Smith | Catriona Taylor

Mark Timmins | Jill Watson | Lawson Wood | James Wyness

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