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Cause and Effect explores artists’ responses to adversity. Craft has been used…
Cause and Effect explores artists’ responses to adversity. Craft has been used throughout history to give people a voice, offer a creative output in challenging times and rebuild communities, families and lives following a disaster. The contemporary artists selected to exhibit in Cause and Effect take inspiration from personal tragedies, international disasters and unfortunate events – of a more light hearted nature on occasion – such as Anna Barlow’s melted ceramic ice creams.
The exhibition centres on a body of work by ceramicist Julian Stair from his recent exhibition at Middlesborough institute of Modern Art (mima). Quietus: The vessel, death and the human body explored the containment of the human body after death. Featuring Cinerary jars and life size sarcophagi, it was the culmination of 10 years’ work.
Cause and effect will host a number of significant pieces by Stair including reliquary for a common man: a single cinerary jar made with, and housing, the ashes of a close family member now in the permanent collection of the Crafts Council.
Luke Jerram’s Invisible Homelessness in Cause & Effect highlights this growing…
Luke Jerram’s Invisible Homelessness in Cause & Effect highlights this growing phenomenon. In response to the piece we are inviting food donations from visitors to create a thought provoking, temporary community artwork. At the end of the summer all donations will go to Sleaford’s Community Larder, a food bank supporting local people in need.
Sat 23rd July – Sun 4th Sept
Roof Gallery Sat 9 Jul – Sun 4 Sep Hybrids: Interspecies…
Roof Gallery Sat 9 Jul – Sun 4 Sep
Hybrids: Interspecies Collaborations, focuses on the cross species collaboration of human and non-human living creators from a craft and design perspective. We will explore the recent developments in biomaterials and their use in art and design whilst also introducing our visitors to makers who have developed alternative manufacturing techniques. The show will question the relationships that we as humans have with other living organisms. It will raise awareness of ecological concerns and most importantly demonstrate the highest quality craft and design.
During the school holidays we extend our Tot’s Tuesday session for…
During the school holidays we extend our Tot’s Tuesday session for older children and families to enjoy too.
Tue 16 Aug
Water Play – experiment with cause and effect by building miniature worlds and then submerging them underwater.
Tue 23 Aug
Suitcase Art – Pack your most treasured possessions for a long journey. We will be designing a collaborative artwork to explore the theme of homelessness and displacement.
Tue 30 Aug
Architectural Interventions – using the workshop as our studio we will use vinyl to create drips, leaks and puddles on the floor, walls and furniture.
10am – 2pm
Free, No need to book. Just drop-in.
Join us also on Bank Holiday Monday 29th for a Free Family Workshop
In this one day workshop you will be led through the…
In this one day workshop you will be led through the basics of ceramic restoration by Leah & Terri of WHConservation. Learn the techniques of reassembling, bonding and gap-filling as they apply to earthenware and porcelain objects. No prior experience necessary.
Sat 3 Sep, 10-4pm
Adults 18+, £35pp, materials provided.
+44 (0)1529 308710
Learn the basics to tapestry weaving with master weaver Caron Penney…
Learn the basics to tapestry weaving with master weaver Caron Penney exhibiting in Here and Now. This one day workshop is open to complete beginners and those with limited experience of tapestry weaving. You will be able to weave on a pre-warped frame. A combination of plain weave, shape building, blending and hatching will be used during the workshop. Caron will demonstrate techniques while offering a friendly environment to work in. By the end of the workshop students will take home a completed tapestry sample.
Please join us from 10:15am for a free talk in our Main Gallery.