Come along to The Barony Centre, West Kilbride @CraftTownScotland, see the exhibition Radical Craft at its only Scottish venue and get involved in making your own pictures and small scale sculptures using found objects and a wide range of materials. Be inspired by the work on show; we have #radicalcrafttour family packs that guide you round the craft trail with various ideas for creating your own images and objects - collage, drawing, plaiting, weaving, stitching. Take a photo of your artwork or sculpture and post it on Instagram @craftspace_ or Facebook using #radicalcrafttour
Activities are geared towards all ages and stages - no experience of making things is required! We ask that children are accompanied by an adult.

*Entry to the Barony Centre is free - but donations always put to good use in maintaining our activities

*WORKSHOP TIMES: 11am - 12pm; 1.30 - 4pm

Radical Craft - 8th April to 11th June 2017

An exhibition featuring 34 international and UK artists who express their creativity beyond the bounds of convention.

‘Unbound by convention, the outstanding and uninhibited works by the self-taught ‘outsider’ artists taking part in the exhibition showcase the potential of craft as a creative genre.’ The Quilter, Spring 2016

‘…like all shows of outsider art, this one raises many issues. Is it art or is it craft? Is some of the work better than other work and who has the right to decide? All the questions are valid, but don’t let that stop you enjoying this teriffic display simply for the pleasure of seeing remarkable work made by remarkable people.’ Marcus Field, review in Crafts May/June 2016

The exhibition, which is co-curated by Laura Hamilton, showcases artworks by historically renowned artists associated with Outsider Art and contemporary artists some of whom are self-taught and all of whom see themselves as facing barriers to the art world for reasons including health, disability, social circumstance or isolation. For UK artists, an open callout was made and many artists were discovered during a national series of Surgery Days managed by Outside In. Over half the artists in the exhibition are associated with specialist centres, groups and studios who play a vital role in nurturing and supporting their creative development.