‘Bernat Klein – Influence & Inspiration’
March 16 - July 8
This exhibition showcases new ideas developed by contemporary practitioners whose work has significantly contributed to the book ‘Bernat Klein’, published by the Bernat Klein Foundation in 2022 to celebrate the centenary of Bernat Klein.
Bernat Klein was an inspired colourist, textile designer and artist who won international acclaim for the dazzling textural designs he produced in the Scottish Borders from the 1950s to the 1990s. The exhibition presents the work of the contemporary practitioners, alongside original examples of Bernat Klein’s design and artistic practice, whose commitment to creative practice informed ideas
about colour and lasted a lifetime.
The name Bernat Klein has become synonymous with twentieth-century style and flair, and to mark his centenary three interrelated exhibitions are taking place across Scotland – The Studio Pavilion & House for an Art Lover in Glasgow, and Borders Textile Towerhouse in Hawick. Individually and together they provide the opportunity of a greater appreciation of Klein’s legacy, and its continuing
relevance to contemporary practice in the visual arts, design and architecture.
Along with these exhibitions there are a series of workshops and events- see Live Borders website
March Mon – Sat 10:00 – 16:00 (closed Tues & Sun)
April – October Mon – Sat 10:00 – 16:00 (closed Sun)