Sat 18 Jun to Sun 18 Sep 2016 Cause and Effect explores…
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
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.
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”.
Exchange Space Sat 9 Jul – Sun 4 Sep The Willow…
Exchange Space Sat 9 Jul – Sun 4 Sep
The Willow Horse Project is inspired by the horse as an icon in our collective minds, a symbol of grace and power, something that can be tamed but retaining its wildness.
Horses can be seen in thousands of public places on plinths raising men to a stature of victory over enemies. My horse sculpture celebrates and returns the magnificent form of the horse to its own integrity, certainly passive and quiet at times but also noble independent and free- spirited. This para can come out if space tight.
The Willow Horse Project is the culmination of many years developing many formal and informal basketry skills. The resulting sketches in willow, use the minimum quantity of material (in this case willow) for the maximum impact, this is a process which involves knowledge of the torsion and strength of the techniques, with the natural stems, which give a life-like appearance to the horses’ bodies.
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 26 Jul
Strange Flavours – inspired by Anna Barlow’s delicious ceramics we will be coming up with new flavours of ice- creams and making models to add to an ice-cream parlour.
Tue 2 Aug
Fragments – Taking our lead from Paul Scott and Neil Browsword’s pieces we will be using our exhibition to search for fragments to draw to design our own blue and white ceramic tile to take home.
Tue 9 Aug
Found Object Sculptures – make your own sculpture from found objects and experiment with paint, glue and salt to create interesting glazes
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.