Get involved in FREE creative workshops for 12-25 yr olds throughout spring.
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Join our Young People’s Group and get involved in an exciting…
Join our Young People’s Group and get involved in an exciting new programme of events and workshops linked to our new Artists Rooms exhibition from Tate Britian.
This programme is open to all young people aged 12-25 years
Sat 2 May, 1-4pm Please book
Join Jim Boxall to learn the basics to create your own film inspired by the ARTIST ROOMS Vija Celminsʼ exhibition.
Every Fri, 8 May - 26 Jun, 12-5pm
Learn more advanced techniques and develop your film.
Go See trip to Tate Modern, London
Fri 29 May
Join us on a fabulous trip to Tate modern and gather more inspiration for your film as it develops.
iPad Drawing workshop
Sat 6 Jun, 1-4pm Please book
Join Jason Wilsher-Mills to interpret the exhibition with the latest iPad apps.
EXPOSURE: ARTIST ROOMS Vija Celmins finale
Sat 27 Jun
Live music and refreshments provided.
Young People 12-25 yrs FREE!
Workshops on selected dates:
Sat 18 Apr: PV & Teenage Takeover
Sat 2 May: Film making
Fri 8 May - 26 June: Fim making surgeries
Fri 29 May: Tate Modern
Sat 6 Jun: Ipad Drawing
Sat 27 Jun: EXPOSURE
All sessions are free for 12-25 year olds.
Sat 4 Apr – Sun 28 Jun The NCCD brings the…
Sat 4 Apr - Sun 28 Jun
The NCCD brings the work of acclaimed American artist Vija Celmins to Sleaford in this ARTIST ROOMS exhibition.Born in Latvia in 1938, Vija Celmins is best known for her intricate, monochromatic images of a select range of subjects in a host of media including a variety of printmaking methods, charcoal and drawing.
In 1966 Celmins began to use photographs as the subject for her works, creating what she described as ‘impossible images’ taken from a found source rather than from first hand observation, which remind us of the complexity of the simplest things and prompt us to question our place in the universe that surrounds us.
The work on loan to the NCCD includes a range of subject matters including the ocean, the desert, the night sky and spiders’ webs. Through these works, the show explores the variety of printmaking techniques used by Celmins, which each take up to a year to complete.
Alongside this show, there will be a number of events to get involved in, inspired by and exploring Celmins’ work and techniques.
Sat 28 Mar – Sun 5 Jul 2015 A touring exhibition…
Sat 28 Mar - Sun 5 Jul 2015
A touring exhibition by the Crafts Council
Sound Matters considers the connections between craft practice and sound art. Seven contemporary works have been selected to illustrate ways in which these two distinct practices collide. Exploring the physicality of sound, the works are characterised by both their sonic properties and materiality
The makers and artists represented in this exhibition demonstrate how an engagement with sound also implicates an engagement with matter. Drawn from across creative disciplines, each work is indicative of a different approach: looking to traditional craft heritage and processes such as weaving and woodturning to create new sound forms, playing with shared technologies and language and revealing the sounds of materials.
With its equal emphasis on sound and form, Sound Matters offers a new and multi-sensory engagement with craft, with each work demanding to be heard as well as seen. With works of varying scale and volume, it is as important to listen as to look to fully experience the show.
Scanner & Ismini Samanidou
Dominic Wilcox & Yuri Suzuki
Each month, NCCD shines a spotlight on one of our talented Shop makers. The selected maker receives a prominent display in our Shop and increased promotion through social media campaigns.
Maker of the Month for March is One We Made Earlier
Based in London, husband and wife team Emma and Rob Orchardson draw on their backgrounds in fine art and design to create bold statement pieces. Their work combines a playful sense of fun, with a striking geometric simplicity. Each necklace is made of resin shapes threaded on to a cord which can be easily adjusted in length.
Prices range from £40-£45
If you would like to create an exhibition at NCCD, there are
three ways to share your ideas with us:
The National Centre Presents...
Designer-makers living and working in the East Midlands are invited to apply to exhibit in this annual exhibition. Selected applicants will work alongside our exhibitions team to plan and deliver a high-quality 4-week exhibition held in January/ February each year.
We are particularly interested in applicants that push the boundaries of creative practice, explore new directions and opportunities and experiment with new ideas.
Meet the Curator.
Our curatorial team is on hand to offer support and guidance if
you have an exhibition proposal or an idea that you want to share
Our next Meet the Curator day is 15 Dec 2014. To book a free place please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 01529 308710.
If you have an exhibition in mind that you would like us to consider please download our information pack:
Exhibit With Us
Please email your completed proposal to: email@example.com