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Main Gallery Sat 18 Jun to Sun 18 Sep 2016 Cause…
Sat 18 Jun to Sun 18 Sep 2016
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.
Jeffrey Sarmiento and Erin Dickson
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.
– Gavin Munro
– Bioni samp
– Blond and Bieber
– Geoffrey Mann
– Jonas Edvard
Sat 9 Jul, 2 – 4pm, Free (all welcome)
Project Space 9 Jul – 4 Sep Craig Fellows recently completed…
Project Space 9 Jul – 4 Sep
Craig Fellows recently completed an MA in Textile Design innovation focusing on investigating symbiotic practices through printed textiles. Craig will be exhibiting some work created during this time in NCCD’s Project space.
Craig explains, “This research project has enabled me to develop a body of work that examines and investigates the relationships that exist between practitioner, traditional craft and digital printing textile practices. I aimed to question the technical application, value and sustainability of both traditional and contemporary printed textiles whilst investigating how relationships may be bridged or reinforced between them. In turn the body of visual research and data that I collated has inspired and informed the choices that I make as a textile practitioner”.
Join artist, producer and beekeeper, bioni samp, for a live performance…
Join artist, producer and beekeeper, bioni samp, for a live performance of electronic music, created on his homemade equipment. bioni samp will perform using his Bee Synth and allow the audience to have a hands on experience with his equipment.
Sat 9 Jul
2 – 4pm
Free (all welcome)
Develop your skills of observation through our popular life drawing classes. Using…
Develop your skills of observation through our popular life drawing classes. Using a variety of models these sessions are suitable for beginners and practised artists alike.
Basic materials and easels provided.
25 Jun, 9 Jul, 10 Sep
Adults, £30 pp
For more information and to book a place please call 01529 308710
One of the subjects dealt with by our Cause & Effect…
One of the subjects dealt with by our Cause & Effect Exhibition is Death. Death Café’s happen across the world and give people a chance to confront the topic whilst eating cake and drinking tea together. The intention is to embrace and raise awareness of the subject to enable people to make the most out of living but there is no formal agenda or objective at the session. Find out more: http://deathcafe.com/what/#sthash.2BTqkKqY.dpuf
Please note that the session doesn’t offer grief support or counselling. Chocolate cake will be provided and other refreshments can be purchased from the NCCD café.
Mon 4 Jul
Free, 18yrs+. Please book.