The Kildas
GSA Exhibitions

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Reid Corridor, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RF


19 Jan 2016 - 28 Feb 2016
Tue - Sun, 10:00 - 16:30



Medal for Soay Sheep project
Photographer: Neil Mackinnon

The Kildas

Event info

The Kildas
An exhibition by Deirdre Nelson

On a modern day pilgrimage in search of ‘Saint’ Kilda, Deirdre Nelson travelled to the St Kildas of Scotland, Australia and New Zealand. The resulting works reward and celebrate ‘saints’ met along the way. The project links both past and present, north and south and the people who inhabit the Kildas.

The Kildas was part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. The Cultural Programme was a partnership between the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, Glasgow Life and Creative Scotland.

Lunchtime talk
Monday 22 February 2016, 13:15-14:00
Bourdon lecture theatre, Bourdon building, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ

In an illustrated talk Deirdre Nelson will present her journey to The Kildas of Scotland, New Zealand and Australia and introduce the ‘saints’ met along the way. As a textile artist Deirdre explored new ways of working through jewellery techniques . Her research, processes and materials will be explored in a humourous talk of her 2014 Commonwealth project. 

All welcome, no need to book.

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