An exhibition curated by Dr Elizabeth Goring and produced by Fife Contemporary and Ruthin Craft Centre

Nexus: a connection or a series of connections linking two or more things

Nexus: Meetings at the Edge looks at some of the many ways in which 21st century artists and makers are changing preconceptions about their art forms. Jewellery, silversmithing, textiles and ceramics all have long histories and deep-rooted traditions behind them. Today their familiar, often restricting, boundaries are being expanded by makers taking leaps of imagination and devising fresh approaches to the way they work. The artists and makers in Nexus are linked by great technical skill, a capacity for free-thinking and confidence in their ideas. However, each has found their own way of extending the boundaries of their art form. Some have adapted characteristics of one field, such as textiles, to another, such as jewellery. Some make innovative work with traditional materials and techniques, while others use new materials and methods. Some pieces were directly influenced by music; others were inspired by the effects of light or movement on their appearance. Several makers explore the uncharted places where different art forms meet and overlap. Nexus is a celebration of the unexpected. Dr Elizabeth Goring, 2018

31 March – 10 June 2018:
Kirkcaldy Galleries, Fife, Scotland

29 September to 18 November 2018
Ruthin Craft Centre, Denbighshire, Wales

Nexus: Meetings at the Edge / Ruthin Craft Centre / 29 September – 18 November 2018
Nexus: Meetings at the Edge / Kirkcaldy Galleries / 31 March – 10 June 2018
Nexus: Meetings at the Edge / Kirkcaldy Galleries / 31 March – 10 June 2018