High quality arts and crafts exhibition launched at Falkirk’s Callendar House

Falkirk’s four-star visitor attraction, Callendar House, has launched its winter exhibition, Artful, an exhibition of beautiful art and craft, featuring high quality art and design work from artists, designers and craft makers from all over the UK.

Taking place from now until 15 January 2023, the exhibition includes a diverse range of art and crafts, which can be purchased, such as ceramics, jewellery, painting, textiles, prints and cards.

The work of 25 artists will be on display within the historical French chateau styled house, where visitors can also enjoy the working Georgian kitchen, tearoom, and visit the children’s Roman-themed playpark, in the popular park which surrounds house.

The artists who have their work on display include Alloa based textile designer, Taffled Threads, and Edinburgh based Blessed Unrest, who create exquisitely detailed accessories that are fresh, modern, and fun. Contemporary jewellery is available from Caroline Brogden, who crafts her jewellery from waste resin, Surfite, produced during the manufacture of surfboards. Edinburgh based Michele Daykin will be displaying her jewellery, inspired by urban surfaces. Other artists include Ceri White and Sarah Koetsier, who produce beautiful ceramics, and Larbert painter Lesley Anne Derks, who creates atmospheric city and local landscapes.

Over the Christmas period, the traditional Christmas tree will be erected in the main hall of the house and Festive afternoon teas will be available in the tearoom, serving up fresh seasonal produce.

Lesley O’hare, Cultural Services Manager at Falkirk Council said: “Artful is a great opportunity to see innovative artwork of the highest standard and will provide an irresistible choice for those looking for unique ideas for Christmas presents, as all the work on display is for sale and available to take away.

“Fully accessible, Callendar House & Park has all the ingredients for a fun, affordable day out for all the family to enjoy, and this new exhibition provides an additional reason for a visit to this popular tourist attraction with the chance to secure some unique Christmas gifts.”

The exhibition is open from 10am until 4pm, every day except Tuesdays. For more information, please visit:  https://www.falkirkleisureandculture.org/whats-on/artful