Topophilia: Process, Practice and Place

Stephen Bottomley, Susan Cross, Beth Legg, Edward Hollis, Dr Elizabeth Moignard, Sophia Björkman, Jonny Murray, Catharine Rossi

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Abstract / Description of output

One day symposium accompanying a 'Sense of Place' exhibition, National Museum of Scotland. The exhibition was curated and organised by Beth Leggeca PhD researcher in collaboration with Rose Watban National Museum of Scotland.
The symposium was organised by Stephen Bottomley (Chair), Susan Cross (Reader jewellery) and Beth Legg
35 invited participants, including 11 of 16 makers involved in the exhibition,
5 invited speakers and a plenary questions session at the end (see schedule attached)

This symposium explored the prevalent themes of Process/Practice and Place in the contemporary jewellery exhibition 'Sense of Place' at the National Museum of Scotland. Six nations were involved in this exhibition, each at the northern edge of European jewellery practice, and each with their own individual cultural histories and heritage.

As part of a doctorate research project, sixteen emerging, and established, jewellers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Scotland were asked to make two new works. The first piece was informed by a box of collected objects and materials that each artist gathered from an environment which is significant to them. This collection became a research process towards their tangible interpretation of place.

I chaired this one day symposium and helped organise the event and select speakers with Beth Legg and Susan Cross
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2012
EventA Sense of Place. The National Museum of Scotland - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 May 201216 Sept 2017


ExhibitionA Sense of Place. The National Museum of Scotland
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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