Special exhibition of Craft Cafe work to open in Paisley

Mon 20th February 2017

A special exhibition of artwork produced by older people is to open in Paisley next week.

“Memories” is an original collection of multimedia artwork created by older people who take part in our Craft Café workshops in Paisley, Barrhead and Johnstone.

Following a launch on Tuesday 28th February 2017, the artwork will be on display at Paisley Museum and Art Galleries from March 1st until to March 4th, with members of the public encouraged to come along and appreciate the craft behind the work.

The collection was inspired by reminiscing about childhood, wartime, family and nightlife. Craft Café members then worked for a number of weeks on artwork of various kinds, including drawings, paintings, textiles, heraldry and glass decorations.

Anne Marie Wilson is the lead tutor for Craft Café workshops in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire.

She said: “It’s really exciting for the members of the Craft Cafes to have this exhibition open to the public, and especially in a beautiful setting like Paisley Museum and Art Galleries.

“They have worked incredibly hard putting this collection together, using techniques that some were not familiar with before. They have created a fantastic end result for the public, touching on some memories that people will laugh and cry at, and enjoy delving into.

“It’s incredibly important that people are appreciated in later life, whether creatively or otherwise. Exhibitions like this one help to show older people they are valued, and I hope many people can make it along and see the skill and effort involved.”

The “Memories” exhibition will be open between 11am and 4pm from Wednesday 1st March until Saturday 4th March 2017.

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