Meet Your Maker – textiles & architecture event – 2016

27 September 2016

Cove Park will host its first Meet Your Maker event to celebrate and share the practice of two Scottish designers who took part in the 2016 summer residency programme. Tying in to the themes for the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, Cove Park will deliver an afternoon of presentations and workshops with knitwear designer Jennifer Kent of Edition Scotland and architect Andy Campbell of Dress for the Weather.

Both designers will offer a fascinating insight into the impact that an intense period of dedicated time has on a practice. Jennifer and Andy will set up examples of their work and working methods, and invite you to peek behind-the-scenes of their residency projects. Visitors will also be able to participate in workshops with both designers, trying their hand at designing and producing a sample on a domestic knitting machine and creating concrete casts by experimenting with pigment, dyes and aggregate.

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There will also be the opportunity to take a look around our brand new Artists Centre and explore the Cove Park site.

The event is FREE and will run from 12pm – 5pm on Friday 21st October. For more information please see our Eventbrite page or contact Dawn Youll at or on our temporary number 07500791942. 

Meet Your Maker is a rolling programme of demonstrations, showcases and workshops taking place at various locations across Scotland run by Craft Scotland.


images:  Jennifer Kent – Cove Park Studio (photographer Jennifer Kent), Andy Campbell – Cove Park studio (photographer Catrin Kemp)



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The Hands-On Cove Park events programme is go!

19 September 2016


Hands-On Cove Park is a programme of talks, workshops and events for people in Argyll & Bute led by professional artists currently and formerly resident at Cove Park.

We are delighted to announce the first events in the programme launched at our Community Open Day on Saturday 17 September 2016.

Beginning in October you can choose from:

1. a week long Create Your Portfolio course for young people wanting to prepare and compile a portfolio to apply for the creative higher education course of their choice

2. 1973: Dance and Movement Workshop for over 50s with dance-maker and choreographer Janice Parker, part of Luminate: Scotland’s Creative Ageing Festival

3. absorb yourself in a weekend dedicated to Developing Your Design Process, through Drawing, Colour and Pattern with knitwear designer Jennifer Kent of Edition Scotland

4. try your hand at producing knitwear samples with Jennifer Kent and concrete casting with architect, Andy Campbell of Dress for the Weather at a Craft Scotland Meet Your Maker event.

And starting in November – with a seasonal whizz bang of course! – sign up your young creatives to regular Saturday Art Club sessions for 5-11 year olds or National Art & Design Saturday Club sessions for 12-18 year olds.

You can find out about the above events and more as we announce them, and book your place at

We look forward to welcoming you to Cove Park!

Image: Jennifer Kent’s studio at Cove Park

1973: Dance and Movement Workshop

13 September 2016

We are delighted to announce our first event in the Luminate: Scotland’s Creative Ageing Festival programme.

1973 is a dance and movement workshop for anyone over 50 with choreographer Janice Parker built around her archive of 43 years of creating dance with people.

The workshop is for all abilities (you will dance seated and standing) and levels of experience from first time (always wanted to dance but never tried) to professional (still dancing) dancers.

The free event will take place at Cove Park from 14:00-16:00 on Friday 14 October 2016. For further information and to book visit

1973, in partnership with Janice Parker Projects, is part of Hands-On Cove Park.