Thursday, 6 September 2012
Scotland can make it
SCOTLAND CAN MAKE IT!
7 SEPTEMBER 2012 – 13 JANUARY 2013
Scotland Can Make It! is an exhibition of six souvenir prototypes inspired by the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The souvenirs, designed and manufactured entirely in Scotland, aim to offer a lasting material legacy of both major events whilst expressing a strong message about Scotland’s rich and imaginative cultural landscape.
The prototypes have been made by the following artists, designers and companies:
Atelier EB and Marc Camille Chaimowicz with Begg Scotland and McRostie of Glasgow
Claire Duffy with Tunnock’s
Emlyn Firth and Angharad McLaren with Johnstons of Elgin
FOUND with Chemikal Underground
Katy West with Highland Stoneware and Rogano Oyster Bar
Neil McGuire and Marianne Anderson with Carlton Die Casting and Jewellery Prototyping Services
The souvenirs will be developed for sale as a part of the cultural programme for the Commonwealth Games. They will be available to buy in Glasgow and across Scotland in 2014.
A film, Scotland Can Make It!: the making of six souvenirs presents a series of informal interviews and a behind the scenes look at the processes involved in creating the unique prototypes for Scotland Can Make It!
Filmed in the studios, workshops and factories of the Scotland Can Make It! designers, artists, musicians and manufacturers, the film highlights the quality and breadth of Scotland’s creative practitioners and manufacturing industries.
Scotland Can Make It! is part of Scotland’s Cultural Programme for London 2012 and Glasgow 2014