India Street Bazaar
Sat 13 May - Fri 7 Jul 2017
An Tobar Gallery
An Tobar, Tobermory
Curated by Katy West
Opening Night Sat 13 May at the An Tobar Gallery from 6-8pm, all welcome
13 May - 7 July
This exhibition of block printing links artists with craftsmen in Scotland and India, through their joint social and industrial history.
India Street, in the Vale of Leven in the west of Scotland, backs onto the remains of a factory that was once the biggest producer of Turkey red fabrics in the world. The Bombay Sample Book, an industrial catalogue, now in the archive of the National Museums Scotland, records some of the many designs that were printed onto this signature red fabric.
Seven designers from India and Scotland were invited to explore and respond to the designs. Emlyn Firth, People Tree, Lokesh Ghai, Laura Spring, Charlotte Linton, Gabriella Marcella.