Unlikely sculptural materials such as cosmetics, sugar paper, blackboard paint and brass hinges, or craft in the form of turned wood and tapestry, were employed to diverse and distinctive effect. From elements that are sometimes meagre or over-familiar, new forms were created that were mysterious and highly evocative. Structure & Material features a comprehensive body of work by each artist and includes recent acquisitions from the Arts Council Collection
and installations made in response to Longside Gallery. Structure and Material
explored the work of Claire Barclay, Becky Beasley and Karla Black who each investigated the way we create meaning through form.
An Arts Council Collection exhibition curated by Katrina Brown and Caroline Douglas