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April 2015



Collins Gallery

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University of Strathclyde
22 Richmond Street
G1 1XQ

Myscape: A Journey into the Autistic Architectural Landscape


23 January – 20 February

The exhibition at the Collins is concurrent with another on display at Project Ability and brings together for the first time in Scotland, work by international artists whose practice is influenced by aspects of their autism. The exhibitions offer dramatically different styles and techniques in work which can be representational, symbolic, classical or abstract.

Japanese Sashiko Textiles

Curated by Michele Walker and toured by York Museums Trust, this is a stunning collection of over 70 pieces of Sashiko, dating from the 18th century to the present day, drawn mainly from Japanese Museums. Sashiko (sashi-to stitch & ko – small) evolved from the need to re-use and mend and was used to patch up and reinforce garments worn by farmers, fisherman and fire –fighters. It usually involved precise and often complicated geometric patterns of white stitching on blue indigo. The quilting offered physical protection whilst the introduction of symbols and particular imagery, shielded the wearer from bad spirits. More than just a display of textiles and garments, the exhibition provides a fascinating insight into an ancient craft and an almost forgotten way of life, through documentary film, text and photographs.27 February – 10 April
(Closed 2 – 5 April)

Supported by a full day symposium and practical workshops.
Further details are available on the Collins’ website.

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