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Exhibition: I held You Here, In My Two Hands

2 December - 11 February, 2024


Date: 2 December 2023 to 11 February 2024

Time: Museum Opening Hours

Entry: Free with admission or to annual pass holders. Kids under 16 go free.


‘I held you here, in my two hands’ by Rhona Jack consists of the stitched-together lives of others, in objects they have
owned and discarded. In this work, Rhona Jack delves into the personal histories that we attach to
objects through the tender and healing acts of sewing, mending and meditative making.

Human presence is felt in the indomitable thread, going over and under and over again, passing around every
piece of fabric, care and attention linking things which have been fractured, or have yet to meet. Her
works reflect domestic encounters, holding within them a history of tactile interactions, and you are
invited to explore the works in the exhibition with touch as well as sight.

Rhona Jack (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Dundee. Her artistic practice is
formed by a combination of sculpture and fibre art, forever enamoured with the handmade and the
meditative processes of repetitive craft.

In 2017 Rhona graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design with a BAHons in
Fine Art. She has been exhibiting work and working with communities on participatory art projects
since then, both in Scotland and abroad. The work exhibited in I held you here, in my two hands was
conceived during a residency at PADA Studios in Barreiro, Portugal, in February and March of this
year. This project is funded by Creative Scotland


As part of the exhibition, there will be workshops available. Times and dates to be announced.

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