Rachel Barron's first major exhibition called for public participation
Glasgow, Scotland (2013) – Members of the public took part in Grammar of Ornament, a collaborative art project spearheaded by Glasgow-based artist, printmaker, and graphic designer, Rachel Barron. Between August 5 and 23, people of all ages and skill levels were invited to stop by the Briggait—originally a fish market and now home for about 100 artists and cultural organizations—to create prints in workshop spaces made by the artist in collaboration with Glasgow-based designer, Nathan Clydesdale. Once completed, the prints were both hung in a gallery and used by Barron as a starting point for her own pieces. She used the same stamps and colors as participants to create the works, which were installed as an evolving floor display in the Briggait’s main hall. The project illustrates the many possibilities that can result from a creative collaboration between the artist and members of the public.