Creative Dundee

HobbyHouse and V&A at Dundee

Connecting communities creatively by raising awareness of design and craft is Karen Lyttle’s aim through HobbyHouse, and now she is about to pop-up in our capital city…

In partnership with V&A at Dundee, recent DJCAD graduate Karen will be introducing HobbyHouse at ‘DesignMarket’ taking place in the Fruitmarket Gallery from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July. HobbyHouse is a portable multi-functional pop-up pavilion, which will be showcasing and enabling people to share their views on the V&A at Dundee project developments.

DesignMarket will be promoting a number of Scottish artists and makers by creating a platform to sell work in the filled galleries over the weekend; also providing the chance to browse their lovely book selection and nibble on some treats in their excellent cafe!

It’s great to see V&A at Dundee support this event and partner with Karen, who has been reaching out to communities creatively through her final year work with HobbyHouse; you can read Creative Dundee’s previous blog post about her work here.

Director of the V&A at Dundee, Philip Long is also chuffed, “We are delighted to be working with graduate talent such as HobbyHouse; this sort of collaboration helps the development of V&A at Dundee and gives an opportunity to a young designer to be involved”.

Well done indeed Karen, nice work!  You can follow Karen Lyttle’s adventures: and on twitter: @_hobbyhouse

The full list of participants for DesignMarket 2012 includes:

Fiona Robertson
Katie Charleson
Aubeebop Jewellery by Aubin Stewart
ACJ Edinburgh
Catalog Ltd
Birds of Prayers
Jeni Allison Knitwear
Little Red (Fri + Sat only)
Liz Tainsh
Louise Smurthwaite
Lucy MacLeod & Dwayne Bell Illustration
Mina Braun
Catherine Hiley
Emily Hogarth
Cora Studio
Small Stories by Gabrielle Reith
Namon Gaston
Rapa Nui Gallery
Sheila Boyle Designs
The Lindström Effect
V&A at Dundee
Verity Keniger
Ziggy Sawdust
Rebecca J Kaye
made with love by mrs booth
Matthew Carey Simos
Blair Sorley
Rosie Walters (Fri + Sat only)
Sara Keith
Robbie Porter
Kina Gorska
Hole in my Pocket
Fiona Luing Jewellery
Emma Lindsay (Sun only)
Emily MacKenzie
Lizzie Cameron


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