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Sat 18 Jul – Sun 29 Nov Inspired by The National…
Sat 18 Jul - Sun 29 Nov
Inspired by The National Centre for Craft and Design and its original purpose as an industrial seed warehouse, Seeds of Memory will transpose the organic into the conceptual, allowing the audience access and engagement with the creative process.
Seeds of Memory will include 9 new works specially commissioned by NCCD which form the New World series.
The New Worlds series is an open-ended experiment, fused from a collection of diametrically opposed materials and ideas with a strong cultural resonance. Technically the work will be a synthesis of digital and analogue photographic, painterly, sculptural and stitched interlaced processes.
Sat 14 Nov 2015 – Sun 10 Jan 2016 Narrative Threads…
Sat 14 Nov 2015 - Sun 10 Jan 2016
Narrative Threads is a solo exhibition of work by Ruth Singer exploring how we respond to and interact with textiles in our daily lives. Singer's work looks at our physical and emotional engagement with cloth and explores tactility, memory and personal stories.
Singer received Arts Council funding to support her research, development and making time as well as a period of residency at The National Centre for Craft & Design.
The exhibition, which spans our 4th floor, includes existing and new work as well as collaborative pieces created with visitors during the residency days. Site specific work 'Many Hands' & 'Beauty of Stains' which were created at NCCD this year will also be on display.
In addition to this exhibition, the Artist and NCCD have programmed a series of public learning events, including:
30 Sep & 28 Oct 2015
Sat 5 - 6 Dec 2015
Monthly sessions for community groups and individuals. Please contact NCCD for more information booking.
Methods of Making brings together designers working in Britain and explores different…
gifted.15 NCCD’s annual contemporary Christmas market Sat 28 Nov, 10am –…
NCCD's annual contemporary Christmas market
Sat 28 Nov, 10am – 4pm
Join us for our annual craft and gift fair where we will have free creative activities throughout the building.
Susan Robey will help you make wooden, pyrography cards while join Kate McBride will be at NCCD to give the cafe crockery a facelift.
Drop the little ones in to a Dinky Designers session and get inspired by our maker demos in the shop. There will also be a a chance to meet our artist in residence; Ruth Singer for a textile demo as well as enjoying the craft trail around our building trail and badge making in the main gallery!
Free, all welcome.
(Some adult supervision required for activities)
gifted.15 Sat 28 Nov, 12-4pm As well as our contemporary craft…
gifted.15 Sat 28 Nov, 12-4pm
As well as our contemporary craft market, local food stalls and festive activities, we also have two special demonstrations from Design Factory members in our shop.
Ruth enjoys hand knitting as an instant and portable way of responding to the world around her and the ideas that develop from what she sees.
BLOTT WORKS is a design studio based in the north of England, producing limited edition hand-engineered functional sculpture, produced at his design studio based in the north of England.
Sat 28 Nov, 10am-4pm
Ruth Rignal: 12pm-2pm
Blott Works: 2pm-4pm-
Kathryn is an artist and a visual story-teller. From porcelain plants…
Kathryn is an artist and a visual story-teller. From porcelain plants to shoes made of sugar, her work explores places, their people and wildlife. Currently focusing on plants and lichens found growing in semi-wild places, "Found in the Fields" is a series of works inspired by poet John Clare. Kathryn's collections of found materials, photographs and intricate porcelain sculptures tell of plants' fascinating structures, textures and forms.