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Kate Scardifield's exhibiton 'Lay Lines' on show at Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park.

Kate Scardifield's exhibiton 'Lay Lines' on show at Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park.

Unearthing social and historical gems from six local museum collections and archives across Scotland, Sydney based artist Kate Scardifield explores and reframes Scottish and Australian connections in a new exhibition at the Scott Gallery, Hawick Museum from 23 March to 18 May 2018. Presenting and creating art in a new context, Ley Lines takes the work of Scottish Astronomer and Governor of New South Wales Thomas Brisbane as a starting point. Brisbane was one of the first to map the constellations of the southern hemisphere and in Ley Lines Kate Scardifield creates and connects new constellations. These new works include textiles, sculpture and video, made in response to Brisbane’s collected astronomical equipment and selected objects and fragments held within local collections in the Scottish Borders.

Exploring their parallel histories, Ley Lines links aspects of Scotland’s unique heritage, across regional locations, connected to such colonial mapping and territory marking. For each touring location, historic material is exchanged and arranged as new and distinct local constellations around Scardifield’s commissioned works.

Speaking ahead of the exhibition opening Kate Scardifield said:

‘During my five-week residency I visited St Andrews, Kirkcaldy, the Scottish Borders, Ayrshire, Glasgow and Falkirk, delving into cavernous museum storage facilities. The metaphor I began to use in my thinking and that continues to underpin the conceptual rationale for this project is of each collection as its own celestial configuration, its own unique constellation of knowledge. I hope visitors to the exhibition will find space to share new, possibly untold, stories about their local area, their community and Scotland’s connection to Australia.’

Leah Black, Creative Industries Officer at Creative Scotland said: ‘Through Ley Lines, Panel have created an exciting opportunity to c

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Kate Scardifield's exhibiton 'Lay Lines' on show at Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park. <br />
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Unearthing social and historical gems from six local museum collections and archives across Scotland, Sydney based artist Kate Scardifield explores and reframes Scottish and Australian connections in a new exhibition at the Scott Gallery, Hawick Museum from 23 March to 18 May 2018. Presenting and creating art in a new context, Ley Lines takes the work of Scottish Astronomer and Governor of New South Wales Thomas Brisbane as a starting point. Brisbane was one of the first to map the constellations of the southern hemisphere and in Ley Lines Kate Scardifield creates and connects new constellations. These new works include textiles, sculpture and video, made in response to Brisbane’s collected astronomical equipment and selected objects and fragments held within local collections in the Scottish Borders.<br />
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Exploring their parallel histories, Ley Lines links aspects of Scotland’s unique heritage, across regional locations, connected to such colonial mapping and territory marking. For each touring location, historic material is exchanged and arranged as new and distinct local constellations around Scardifield’s commissioned works.<br />
<br />
Speaking ahead of the exhibition opening Kate Scardifield said:<br />
<br />
‘During my five-week residency I visited St Andrews, Kirkcaldy, the Scottish Borders, Ayrshire, Glasgow and Falkirk, delving into cavernous museum storage facilities. The metaphor I began to use in my thinking and that continues to underpin the conceptual rationale for this project is of each collection as its own celestial configuration, its own unique constellation of knowledge. I hope visitors to the exhibition will find space to share new, possibly untold, stories about their local area, their community and Scotland’s connection to Australia.’<br />
<br />
Leah Black, Creative Industries Officer at Creative Scotland said: ‘Through Ley Lines, Panel have created an exciting opportunity to c