3D/2D's core activity is organising events that provide makers,
designers, craftworkers and artists with venues where they can exhibit
their work and sell directly to the public. The origins of the
organisation go all the way back to the 1980s. The first fairs were held in
Edinburgh in the Assembly Rooms. Fairs in Glasgow began soon after,
with other cities and venues added later. Since then 3D/2D has
established a strong, reliable reputation for quality and diversity
with both the public and potential exhibitors.
All the events that 3D/2D organises, or participates in, are
based in Scotland. 3D/2D's exhibitors are drawn from all over Britain,
with the majority living and working in Scotland.
You can view the programme of events for 2017 by clicking on Upcoming Events and see location maps by clicking on Venue Location Maps.
year's programme will consist of up to 5 events, with between 60 and 120
exhibitors present . Careful selection of exhibitors ensures that
standards are kept high and that there is a broad mix of work on
display. Go to How to Become an Exhibitor for further details.
With several hundred active exhibitors, no two 3D/2D events are the
same. New faces and new work can be found at every event.
3D/2D's goal is to promote home-grown talent; imported craft
can be bought in every town and city these days and, while it is often
very good (and very reasonably priced), there's a richness and
diversity in the work being produced in Scotland, and in Britain as a
whole, that is unbeatable.
As an organisation, we avoid hype and exaggerated claims. What you've read
so far is, we believe, a fair assessment of what we stand for. The only
way to find out if we are true to our word is by visiting one of our
events. We think you'll be delighted by what you find.