Outer Spaces

Outer Spaces and UNESCO Perth City of Craft and Folk Art presents

Blue Sky Thinking, Jaz Grady

Outer Spaces I 80-84 High Street, Perth, PH1 5UH

On display from 29th March 2024

Blue Sky Thinking is a public art installation by Jaz Grady, co-presented by Outer Spaces and Perth UNESCO City of Craft and Folk Art, celebrating the rich craft heritage of Perth and launched as part of the new museum opening programme in March 2024.

This artwork has been digitally produced in vinyl from an original painting and will be installed on the front of one of Outer Spaces' national meanwhile studio spaces, which is a former bank on the Perth High Street.

Perth was designated as a UNESCO City of Craft and Folk Arts in 2021. The role of the designation is to embed Craft and Folk Art into decision-making, sustainable development, communities, and culture at all levels, whilst platforming the region on the global stage through the UNESCO Creative Cities network of over 350 cities.

The artwork is a new rendition of an earlier piece that was installed as a painted mural across an empty shopfront in Perth. Having to be removed not long after its creation, here the artwork is given a new lease of life and an opportunity to be experienced by more locals and visitors to the city. The image portrays traditional and contemporary artistry spanning a diverse spectrum of Scottish craftsmanship, from the flourishing to the endangered and obsolete.

Jaz Grady is a Perth-based artist who currently occupies one of Outer Spaces temporary art spaces on the High Street called Average Gallery, with their Average Artists delivering a programme of exhibitions and free workshops, working primarily with the LGBTQIA+ community and allies.

Funded by Perth UNESCO City of Craft and Folk Art and Outer Spaces.

Header image: Blue Sky Thinking, Jaz Grady. Photo: Grant Anderson




People Make Perth

Art workshop by Jaz Grady

Average Gallery, Outer Spaces I 139 High Street, Perth

March 30th 2024, 1.00 - 4.00 pm