Duncan of Jordanstone graduate brings her contemplative degree show installation 20,000 Beads to Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh…
Jay Frazer’s 20,000 Beads, was one of my favourite pieces from this year’s DJCAD degree show.
Jay spent spent eight long months hand-crafting 20,000 clay beads. Twenty thousand!
Many of those beads found themselves suspended from the ceiling in a swirling, ethereal structure that encircled the viewer with a calming, meditative pulse and rhythm.
If you’re in Edinburgh between now and the end of October you can spend some time in the relaxing presence of 20,000 Beads at Greyfriars Kirk just up from the Grassmarket.
The historic building looks like a perfect match for the installation and Jay’s commitment to making her art accessible to a wider range of people than might visit a gallery. Here’s some words from Jay about the exhibition…
“The primary intention of the installation is to provide a space for contemplation, relaxation and meditation. This is why it is perfectly situated right now in Greyfriars Kirk, providing the community a tranquil place to go amidst the hubbub of the capital city. It should not draw attention away from the beauty of the old Kirk building, simply complement it, and work in harmony with the other activities of the church, providing another place for peace and tranquility within its walls.”
Jay will be hosting a closing event for the exhibition on Thursday the 30th of October between 6 and 9pm where there will be drinks and food provided.
Jay Frazer Installation at Greyfriars Kirk article.
Jay Frazer’s Website