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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.
We are proud to present Class of 2016 showcasing our pick…
We are proud to present Class of 2016 showcasing our pick of the best graduate talent from Britain’s leading institutions for Craft and Design. Once again we dedicate our top floor to Britain’s rising stars to encourage and support those that are pushing the boundaries and making innovative and exquisite objects and products.
Adam Lamb / Studio Lamb
Becky Jasmine Dennis
Charlotte Eve Lindsey
Showing alongside Class of 2016:
Winner of NCCD’s Innovation Award at Lustre 2015, Chloe Solomon presents…
Winner of NCCD’s Innovation Award at Lustre 2015, Chloe Solomon presents her ‘S K I N’ collection.
Chloe Solomon is a Bristol based jeweller, designer and maker. Her current collection, ‘S K I N’ has been inspired by the human form and the textures and colours found in skin have been the catalyst for this new body of work. Delicate pastel hues and crackled white surface textures make up a translucent material that Chloe has developed; these strips of ‘skin’ are then housed in silver linear forms.
Showing alongside of: Class of 2016 Roof Gallery
Each week babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers can have a go at…
Each week babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers can have a go at activities inspired by our exhibitions. This season we launch a new Tot’s Learning Box that families can use to explore Here & Now.
While you’re here, why not make use of our baby-friendly facilities. We have a bottle warmer and microwave in our baby feeding station in the cafe, and a baby changing facility downstairs. Look out for cafe offers on Tuesdays too.
Free, drop-in session, 0-4yrs
10am – 12 noon
Main gallery, NCCD
FREE, no need to book.
Join artist Jane Bevan on a creative day of walking, collecting…
Join artist Jane Bevan on a creative day of walking, collecting and making in the Lincolnshire countryside. Enjoy a stroll around the local area and collect interesting examples of nature along the way. Spend the afternoon using your collection to make late summer artworks including golden garlands from leaves, berries and feathers, as well as fruit platters from hedgerow materials and mini artworks to take home.
For DF and non DF members.
£25 / £22 concession.
+44 (0)1529 308710
Here & Now is the first major curated exhibition of contemporary…
Here & Now is the first major curated exhibition of contemporary tapestry in England for over 20 years. Showcasing the breadth of international talent and most innovative approaches to the medium, the show challenges the notion that tapestry is a dying craft and marks a point in time for the artform.
Alongside British tapestry weavers, the exhibition features artists from Australia, Norway, Latvia, Japan and the USA with over 20 artists represented overall.
Here & Now has been jointly curated by Bryony Windsor, Head of Exhibitions at NCCD and Lesley Millar, Professor of Textile Culture and Director of the International Textile Research Centre at the University for the Creative Arts, UK.
The show has been partly funded by the Daiwa Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.
A fully illustrated catalogue is available to purchase from the exhibition.
Tonje Høydahl Sørli
Erin M Riley