'can't take my eyes off you' is an exhibition of dolls.
Not just a child’s toy, the doll has been part of civilization since as far back as 2000 BC.
Every civilisation has their own evolution and history of doll making. Materials such as corn, bone, clay, cotton, wood and much more have all been used to make dolls. In addition to toys, they’ve held strong function as fertility charms, company in the afterlife and as important symbols during religious ceremonies.
'can’t take my eyes off you' showcases dolls from as far afield as we could spread the word; Canada, Australia, Sweden to name a few. Over 50 artists in total, working in supported studios as well as artists working independently have been selected in this juried exhibition. When we announced the open call we couldn't have expected the vast amount of submissions we would receive. It has exceeded our expectations in every way. There’s a lot of love out there for the doll, and ‘can’t take my eyes off you’ has been curated to give the viewer as much to look at as possible!
Andrew Omoding, Anna Campbell, Aodhan McGrory, Balerie Conner, Britt O, Cameron Morgan, Chang Im Ohlsson, Declan Kennedy, Doreen Kay, Edward Henry, Emma Dunn, Gary Turner, Hanna Björklund, Hazel Mavin, Ian Doak, Jack Woodall, Jacqui Smyth, James Hardy, James Smith, Jenny Nyborg, John Cocozza, John McNaught, Jonathan McKinstry, Karen Suzuki, Kate Bradbury, Klaus Pinter, Leanora Brophy, Leona Clawson, Lesley Nimmo, Lewis Scott, Linda Tulloch, Margaret Booth, Margaret McInnes, Marla Petecki, Mhairi Macdonald, Michael McMullen, Morag MacGilchrist, Natasha Ramjoorawon, Norman Sutton-Hibbert, Patricia Sigurd, Paul Rankin, Pauline Jackson, Petra Mueller, Ragna Lallerstedt, Robert Cornish, Roza Pedari, Ruth Mutch, Ruth Stiven, Sam Ahlstrand, Sandi Kiehlmann, Sarah Milne, Scott Smith, Seamus Killick, Steven Reilly, Terence Wilde, Tommy Mason, Vanessa Ryls.