Our celebrated exhibition Bathing Beauties is still on view at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe but only has a few weeks left. It closes on 5 October 2013 The centre is an imaginative conversion of a late Victorian church, complete with a contemporary wing housing education facilities, a craft shop and a cafe, and outdoor sculpture displays. The centre has a great commitment to education and fun for all the family, and as such is a great venue for Bathing Beauties’ brilliant range of over 100 scale models of designs for the 21st century beach hut.
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Our partnership jewellery exhibition Transplantation has now concluded its UK tour and is on its second phase, touring Australia venues. Curated by Professor Norman Cherry of the University of Lincoln, this beautifully presented show explores experiences and ideas around migration and change. The tour programme follows. Please check individual venues for opening times.
H R Gallop Gallery, Charles Sturt University
Building 21, Boorooma Avenue, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
28 October - 23 November 2013
Webb Gallery, Queensland College of Art
226 Grey Street, South Bank, Brisbane, QLD 4101
12 December - 1 February 2014 (gallery closes for two weeks at Christmas)
Macquarie University Art Gallery
Faculty of Arts, Building E11A at the end of Eastern Rd, Macquarie University, NSW 2109
7 February - 16 May
Craft ACT: Craft & Design Centre
180 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2601
29 May - 12 July 2014
31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
1-31 August 2014
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart
Dunn Place, Hobert 7000
19 September - 23 November
The National Centre for Craft & Design reaches new audiences with its touring exhibitions, both in galleries and other less typical venues. 2013 marks the first decade of our operation and touring has been an essential part of our activities from almost the beginning. Our high quality, accessible shows have been seen by over 100,000 people in thirty venues across England, Wales, Frances and Poland; in museums and galleries, as well as a hotel, artists’ studios and a trade fair.
The much-loved model beach huts in Bathing Beauties have reached audiences far and wide through the exhibition tour. In early 2012 we launched Transplantation, narrative jewellery exploring the experience of migration, in partnership with the University of Lincoln. This has been seen at five UK venues to date and in July 2013 starts a similar scale tour of Australian galleries. Earlier projects included a cultural history of denim, and solo exhibitions by renowned textile artist Maxine Bristow and graphic designer David Hillman.
Not only do we create exhibitions ourselves, we work in partnership with others: recent projects include Formula Fashion, a contemporary celebration of innovative design in leather, supported by Silverstone; and Made in the Middle, Birmingham-based Craftspace’s regular celebration of craft across the Midlands.
NCCD Touring exhibitions are primarily toured to galleries and museums, but selected shows may also be available for festivals and special events. NCCD are keen to find new and unusual venues where great and inspiring art can be shown to new audiences.
If you are interested in finding out more about any of our existing or planned exhibitions, or discussing partnership working, please contact our Touring Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
CURRENT TOURING PORTFOLIO
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Creating a Scene (available from late spring 2014)
Artists have a history of crossing over into theatre, from David Hockney’s designs for Pulcinella at the New York Met. through to Howard Hodgkin and Antony Gormley’s projects for Sadler’s Wells. NCCD are developing an exhibition which looks at how set design contributes to the theatrical experience, through scenery, furniture, props, costume and current fine art practice, exploring works by Gregory Crewdson and Thomas Demand, amongst other. The exhibition will also explore unconventional theatre design such as Rae Smith’s pencil sketches for the inaugural production of War Horse.
Continuing our 2014 programming theme of collaboration, Tapestry (working title) takes its cue from Henry Moore’s prolific designs for the medium, looking at other more artists who have recently crossed art forms in collaboration with established tapestry studios such as West Dean and Dovecoat. Alongside YBA Tracey Emin, leading makers Michael Brennand-Wood and Grayson Perry (confirmed artist) have also co-authored tapestry this decade, but are not themselves weavers.