Scottish & Icelandic designers at XpoNorth

The group of Scottish and Icelandic designers were showcasing their work at XpoNorth on 8th June and some were also participating in a panel discussion, ‘Shift: Scottish Icelandic Maker Collaborations’ . The designers met up informally to exchange ideas and investigate one another’s location, environment, influences, skills, experience, materials and techniques.

The showcase was curated by ilka North  – a collaborative creative practice of designers, visual artists, curators, writers and creative thinkers. Based in the Highlands of Scotland, they exist to interpret and facilitate diverse projects in the creative industries. 

The exhibiting makers are:
Agustav (Ágústa Magnúsdóttir and Gústav Jóhannsson)
Arndís Jóhannsdóttir
Doppelganger (Guðrún Lárusdóttir and Ragna Fróða)
Guðný Hafsteinsdóttir
Julia Smith
Hilary Grant
Diggory Brown (Netty Sopata)
Eileen Gatt
Yellow Broom (Clare Waddle and David Robson)
Shift is a project bringing together Scottish and Icelandic designer makers to talk and inspire one another and to explore location, environment, influences, skills, experience, materials and techniques.

Through discussion and experimentation we aim for a shift in emphasis, direction or focus of their practice. Shift is a catalyst for new creative production, development of new audiences and markets and fosters a deeper connection between cultures. The
collaboration began with an exhibition at DesignMarch 2017 in Reykjavik and continues at XpoNorth. This session at XpoNorth was hosted by project curator Carol Sinclair and brought together Scottish and Icelandic participants to reflect on their experience.

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