Scottish Exhibition
Homecoming Textile Exhibition
Scotland/Canadian Exchange Project

Jan. 7 – Feb. 12, 2015
Reception: Sun. Jan. 11, 2 – 4 p.m.


In Kingussie, in the Highlands of Scotland, the lona Gallery along with the Society of Badenoch and Strathspey Artists have developed an exciting project to celebrate the Scottish Year of Homecoming. It is an exchange project with artists in Ontario, Canada, to produce textile art using traditional and modern methods, on the theme of ‘What home means to me’.

The Canadian textile artists involved belong to JJ Rug Hookers, a group of rag rug makers. Interestingly, they began their group 50 years ago under the guidance of Nancy Beaton from Aberdeenshire, linking the textiles with travel and an idea of ‘what is home’.

Jennifer Budd, feltmaking artist originally from Scotland and who now lives in Ontario has been the bond between artists on both sides of the Atlantic.

This exhibition has been in development for the past several years to include workshops and Canadian/Scottish collaboration. The exhibition was hosted in Scotland in October and now travels to Waterford as an International exchange project for the New Year.
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