HOTPOT [art, food + people]

23.01 - 07.03.2010 St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Gallery

Fife Contemporary Art & Craft in collaboration with SAC funded trainee curator Tonia Lu bring together a group of artists who present work inspired by the emotional relationship between food and people. Artists Ruth Archibald-Swaans, Gayle Chong Kwan, Alex Frost, Alex Wilde and Rebecca Wilson take part.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Friday, 9 April 2010

Fife Artists' & Makers' Forum 2010

Fife Contemporary Art & Craft is delighted to be able to offer an even bigger event this year, thanks to funding we've received from Celebrating Fife 2010. As usual, the day is open to all artists living or based in Fife, but this year it will also be open to artists living outside Fife. The theme for 2010's Forum is 'Sustainability - Looking over the Horizon'. There will be talks on how to sustain yourself as artists and also on how to sustain the planet with your art practice, in other words going from the personal to the global.

The venue is again Rothes Halls in Glenrothes, for which we are grateful to the Arts and Theatres Trust Fife, and the date for your diary is Saturday 17 April 2010, from 10am to 4pm.

Booking is essential and you can download a booking form here [1.2MB] and the accompanying Artists' Info Sheet here [157KB]. They have been made as pdf forms, which should mean you can complete them via your computer, save a copy and email it back to FCA&C as an attachment (see instructions on the form).

Confirmed speakers include Emma Walker of Craftscotland (talking about how to get the best out of the press for your work and practice); Dr Emilia Ferraro (from St Andrews University's Sustainable Development Programme); Glasgow based artist Justin Carter; and Simon Murray, one of the 'co-realisers' of Platform London's 'C Words' project (carbon, climate, capital, culture) held at Bristol's Arnolfini ini 2009. There will also be a chance to discuss a potential skills' exchange idea and even a practical art opportunity to take part in (optional!).

The day is completely free including lunch and refreshments.

Full details plus travel guidelines will be sent out to you nearer the date.

If you have any queries, please give us a ring on 01334 474610 or send an email.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Fife Contemporary Art & Craft: Artists’ & Makers’ Forum

Fife Contemporary Art & Craft: Artists’ & Makers’ Forum

Fife Contemporary Art & Craft has been holding an annual forum since 2007, giving craft and visual artists in Fife an opportunity to meet together and hear talks from inspirational artists, updates from local arts organisations, and generally make contact with each other.This year, with additional funding from Celebrating Fife 2010, FCA&C is delighted to be able to open the Forum to artists across the country! The theme this year is ‘Sustainability – Looking over the Horizon’, with talks on how to sustain yourself as an artist, as well as looking at the bigger picture – from the personal to the global.

The event will be held on Saturday 17 April 2010, 10am to 4pm, at Rothes Halls in Glenrothes.
It’s completely free, including lunch and refreshments during the day.
The booking form can be downloaded from FCA&C’s website or contact

Friday, 26 February 2010

Join the Discussion!! (and enjoy a nnnniiiiice SOUP!) 2

(This is my A Fertile Ground - Soup & Conversation diary! For more documentation and information go to the project blog:

Mike Small led the discussion. Photo by FCA&C

Participants writing down thoughts on the place mat - will be documented by Alex. Photo by FCA&C

Last Sunday was a good day! Mike Small from Fife Diet Project was a brilliant speaker in any aspect. And a few participants signed up to join the project.

Eating local food, I have to say I disagree with eating 100% local food - that's very localism for me. And since I'm not a very local person and always appreciate the chance to experience food from difference places - and at the same time do not have much money to travel, I do agree with Fife Diet's programme of having a certain percentage of your food from local resource - for me, maybe 60% is a workable number. This is a very strong support for local food producers and also remind people where and when what grows.

The soup was brilliant as usual - some people were held back by the Oatmeal Soup, but it's with different veggies and milk, very nice and healthy!!

For the next week's event (Sun 28th Feb), Alex invited Jane Stewart from St Andrews Cheese Farm to lead the discussion and we will be serving a Celery, Apple and 'Anster' Cheese soup! Limited Places left!
Book with the St Andrews Museum: 01334 659380