Spring Show: Berlin

Green Hill Gallery

Building on the success of our national exhibition programme from 2014, Spring Fling 2015 takes a selection of amazing artists and makers to its first ever international exhibition in Berlin, Germany as well as presenting a programme of national and local exhibitions.

Our first ever international showcase, in partnership with Kulturschöpfer, presents contemporary art and craft from Dumfries & Galloway in an innovative way, challenging Berliners to view craft in a new light.

12 Spring Fling 2015 participants have been selected to showcase their work to the German public, they are;

Katie Anderson
Lizzie Farey
Shona Guthrie
Rory Laycock
Morag Macpherson
Fitch & McAndrew
Natalie McIlroy
Silvana McLean
Suzi Plunkett
Amanda Simmons
Sarah Stewart
Denise Zygadlo

Berlin Spring Show

3 - 25 April

Private View 6 - 8pm 2 April

Kulturschöpfer, Grünberger Straße 13, 10243 Berlin, Germany



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Exhibition Programme

2nd April 

6 - 8pm Vernissage with a Scottish DJ, drinks and Scottish inspired h'orderves 

9pm Performance 'Making with Cloth' by Denise Zygadlo & Morag Macpherson feat. Katie Anderson.

A short sequence that takes the form of a chain reaction as one artist responds to another. Bringing a little flavour of Dumfries and Galloway the soundscape by Katie Anderson draws upon an interest in background audio and ambient sound. The performance by Denise Zygadlo is a repetitive sequence representing the intimacy of our connection with and experience of cloth, which underlies the concepts of her work. In contrast, Morag Macpherson works with vibrant pattern and colour and shows her finished designs in the form of robes and silk scarves, working together and interdependently.

Music composed and produced by Rudi Zygadlo

4th April

2 – 4pm

'Print Studio Zine' Katie Anderson & Sarah Stewart

Activating the gallery space by creating a temporary ‘print studio’, the artists will produce a limited edition run of postcard-sized zines. Drawing on Sarah’s background in screen printing and Katie’s interest in context based responsive practice, the zines will reflect the artists’ rural backgrounds contrasted with their immediate responses to the urban context of Berlin.Drop by the Green Hill Gallery to meet and chat to the artists as they work and find out more about their artistic practice, and take home a zine!

'Make Your Own' Shona Guthrie & Suzi Plunkett

Combining their distinctive styles and technical specialties, Shona and Suzi have created three mixed media wall mounted artworks full of atmosphere and intrigue. They would like to invite the public to take part in their workshop whereby people are able to create and take home their very own bespoke art piece. Shona and Suzi will supply all of the necessary tools and materials including a wide selection of indigenous creatures and beautiful natural castings to choose from, so that participants will need nothing more than a little imagination to create a personalised and unique piece of art to take away with them.


21nd April 

(TBC) Additional off-site event - Coffee, Curating and Cultural Management hosted by Kate, featuring a guest who can talk about the intersection of art, craft and design from an international perspective @SUPERMARKT or Kulturschoepfer. Onika Simon director of Spokehub design and art thinktank in Berlin.  


25th April 

6 – 9pm

Closing event with drinks by donation, a screening of a short documentary about Spring Fling, a screening of video works by artists in the Making. Art. exhibition, with a brief talk by independent curator and organiser of Making. Art. Kate Brehme about how Spring Fling came to Berlin.


View the Vox Pop recorded at the opening of Making. Art with curator Kate Brehme discussing the exhibition.