Sat 22 Oct: Gallery Drawing Experienced art tutor Martyn Blundell will…
Sat 22 Oct: Gallery Drawing
Experienced art tutor Martyn Blundell will lead an eye-opening drawing session, directly in the gallery spaces of Here & Now and Class of 2016. Participants will look closely at the works of exhibiting artists Kristin Saeterdal & Erin Riley and experiment with materials to create new drawings.
Materials and lunch included, £49pp, 16yrs+
This half-term we are expanding our Tots Tuesday programme and we’re…
This half-term we are expanding our Tots Tuesday programme and we’re inviting the whole family to come along to the Activity Zone in the Main Gallery.
Based on the work from the Here & Now tapestry exhibition that’s showing in the Main Gallery, you will be creating abstract self-portraits using thread, inspired by pictures of some of your favourite things.
A member of our Learning team will be on hand to lead this FREE event that is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Tues 25 Oct 16
10am – 2pm
Main gallery, NCCD
FREE, no need to book.
(01 Oct 2016 – 15 Jan 2017) Here & Now is…
(01 Oct 2016 – 15 Jan 2017)
Here & Now is the first major curated exhibition of contemporary tapestry in England for over 20 years. Showcasing the breadth of international talent and most innovative approaches to the medium, the show challenges the notion that tapestry is a dying craft and marks a point in time for the artform.
Alongside British tapestry weavers, the exhibition features international artists from Australia, Norway, Latvia, Japan and the USA with over 20 artists represented overall.
Here & Now has been jointly curated by Bryony Windsor, Head of Exhibitions at NCCD and Lesley Millar, Professor of Textile Culture and Director of the International Textile Research Centre at the University for the Creative Arts, UK.
The show has been partly funded by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation; the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the Japan Foundation.
A fully illustrated catalogue is available to purchase from the exhibition.
Tonje Høydahl Sørli
Erin M Riley
(10 Sep – 5 Nov 16) We are proud to present…
(10 Sep – 5 Nov 16)
We are proud to present Class of 2016 showcasing our pick of the best graduate talent from Britain’s leading institutions for Craft and Design. Once again we dedicate our top floor to Britain’s rising stars to encourage and support those that are pushing the boundaries and making innovative and exquisite objects and products.
Adam Lamb / Studio Lamb
Becky Jasmine Dennis
Charlotte Eve Lindsey
Showing alongside Class of 2016:
(10 Sep – 5 Nov 16) Winner of NCCD’s Innovation Award…
(10 Sep – 5 Nov 16)
Winner of NCCD’s Innovation Award at Lustre 2015, Chloe Solomon presents her ‘S K I N’ collection.
Chloe Solomon is a Bristol based jeweller, designer and maker. Her current collection, ‘S K I N’ has been inspired by the human form and the textures and colours found in skin have been the catalyst for this new body of work. Delicate pastel hues and crackled white surface textures make up a translucent material that Chloe has developed; these strips of ‘skin’ are then housed in silver linear forms.
Showing alongside of: Class of 2016 Roof Gallery
NCCD is seeking artist facilitators to propose unique and exciting curriculum…
NCCD is seeking artist facilitators to propose unique and exciting curriculum based workshops that complement our forthcoming exhibition 3D Printing; The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful. Alongside those working with 3D printing, we are looking for artists who work with traditional techniques to explore alternative methods of making in response to the exhibition themes.
The exhibition runs from 28 Jan – 23 April 2017. Our education programme will be promoted to schools and colleges prior to the exhibition opening with the aim of securing bookings for workshops throughout the exhibition period. We also offer CPD evening for teachers.
We are looking for a range of workshops to cover all budgets and to suit primary and secondary pupils or teachers. Themes could include:
Light; 3D printed lights; the impact of light within a space; how light affects vision
The Creation of New Forms
Additive manufacturing – the building of layers
Animation & Design
Designing / Building futuristic machines
How 3D printing can enable visually impaired audiences to interact with exhibits in a visual arts venue
For further information please read our information pack. To apply, complete our application form and send to NCCD by post or by email to email@example.com. We appreciate images of your practice and ideas.
The deadline for all proposals is 12 noon on Mon 24 October 2016. Applications received after this time will not be accepted. For any queries, get in touch by email or phone: firstname.lastname@example.org 01529 308718.
(Mon 24 Oct 16) This half term, young people can spend the…
(Mon 24 Oct 16)
This half term, young people can spend the day with Fashion and Textile Lecturer Sarah Elliott and experiment with textile techniques (snacks & drinks included).
(Every first Saturday of the Month) Artist and tutor Phil Bowman…
(Every first Saturday of the Month)
Artist and tutor Phil Bowman returns for 4 taught Life Drawing sessions this season to help hone your skills of observation:
1 Oct – Towards Abstract – explore negative space, light and gestural poses.
5 Nov – Mono – explore charcoal, conte and pastels in black and whites.
10 Dec – Colour Block – Try your hand at inks, watercolours and acrylics with expressive colourful marks to capture the figure.
7 Jan – Portraits – Struggle with drawing faces? Warm up with drawing the figure in the morning and focus on faces in the afternoon with Phil’s expert guidance.
Sat 1 Oct, 5 Nov, 10 Dec, 7 Jan
£30 pp per session
Basic materials and easels provided, bring along additional if you wish.
+44 (0)1529 308710
Each week babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers can have a go at…
Each week babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers can have a go at activities inspired by our exhibitions. This season we launch a new Tot’s Learning Box that families can use to explore Here & Now.
While you’re here, why not make use of our baby-friendly facilities. We have a bottle warmer and microwave in our baby feeding station in the cafe, and a baby changing facility downstairs. Look out for cafe offers on Tuesdays too.
Free, drop-in session, 0-4yrs
10am – 12 noon
Main gallery, NCCD
FREE, no need to book.
Learn the basics of silversmithing in this popular workshop that teaches…
Learn the basics of silversmithing in this popular workshop that teaches soldering, sawing, hammering, joining, polishing, and finishing to create your own jewellery piece. Basic materials included.
Try out intaglio print with Printers Inc. The group meet every…
Try out intaglio print with Printers Inc. The group meet every second Sunday of the month to explore printing techniques and develop new work. The taster day offers an opportunity for buddying printers, novices or expert, to meet the group and have a go. For more details email: email@example.com
With funding from the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, we are excited to…
With funding from the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, we are excited to bring two of Here & Now’s featured artist’s to the UK this season. Ayako Matsumura and Saori Sakai will explore Here & Now in detail and help you to create a miniature tapestry. Day 1 will be dedicated to Schools and Day 2 will be open to the public.
For all school enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability. Drop-in morning session is 10am-12noon or afternoon session 1.30pm-3.30pm. There are limited spaces, max 25 students in each session.
Do you work with children and young people? Support their creative development…
Do you work with children and young people? Support their creative development through independent learning and leadership with Arts Award.
Arts Award supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. Find out how to use Arts Award’s flexible framework through Discover & Explore adviser training.
At this half-day training course on Mon 14 Nov you will:
This course is suitable for those working with young people aged 5-25 and who meet the requirements outlined in the adviser person specification.
11 Nov-8 Jan Soft Engineering brings together the work of three…
11 Nov-8 Jan
Soft Engineering brings together the work of three well established textile artists for the first time; Deidre Wood, Alison Ellen and Ann Richards. Having pursued separate careers in knitting and weaving, the artists found many common threads that have inspired them to work together to create this joint exhibition. These makers are all vigorously engaged in experiment and are passionate about materials, processes and the new forms emerging from them. Despite employing different techniques and structures, they ﬁnd that their approaches interconnect and cross over in intriguing and sometimes surprising ways.
Fri 11 Nov 2016 — Sun 8 Jan 2017
11 Nov Join the Soft Engineering textile artists for an in…
Join the Soft Engineering textile artists for an in depth symposium in the Roof Gallery. The session features a discussion about their collaborative approach and a demonstration of how a bracelet can shape itself during the wet finishing process and is followed by a Q&A.
Fri 11 Nov, 3–5pm
+44 (0)1529 308710
12 Nov-8 Jan 16. To coincide with our season of textiles,…
12 Nov-8 Jan 16.
To coincide with our season of textiles, we host shiftWorks in our Mezzanine gallery. shiftWorks is a celebration of the shift dress; the first mainstream adoption of the shift dress was in 1965 and this touring exhibition highlights its importance. Twelve textile artists, designers and makers from seam, a textile collective, are creatively exploring their craft to showcase contemporary textile design using the shift dress as a canvas for their ideas.
Learn how to make a warp and set up a backstrap…
Learn how to make a warp and set up a backstrap loom in this innovative approach to weaving. Perfect for making bracelets, table mats and wall hangings.
Join our curatorial team at NCCD for a day of insight into…
Join our curatorial team at NCCD for a day of insight into the process involved in planning, curating and managing the exhibition programme.
If you are a maker, artist or potential curator, come along to receive feedback on your exhibition ideas and have your questions answered by our experienced team.
For DF and Non-DF members, £5 pp
+44 (0)1529 308710
Interested in making your own clothes or want to learn how…
Interested in making your own clothes or want to learn how to follow a pattern? In this fast paced one day workshop you will make your very own swinging shift dress! Bring your own fabric and sewing machine (if you have one). Suitable for beginners and intermediates.
NCCD has teamed up with the Alzheimers Society to offer workshops…
NCCD has teamed up with the Alzheimers Society to offer workshops to local Dementia carehomes to create memory tapestries. We’ll also be offering free dementia friends training to all.
Free, no need to book, all ages
Mon 21 Nov
Learn the basics of silversmithing to make a bangle for yourself…
Learn the basics of silversmithing to make a bangle for yourself or someone special this Christmas!
Every second Sunday of the month our intaglio print group meets…
Every second Sunday of the month our intaglio print group meets at NCCD to explore printing techniques and to develop new work for a range of exhibitions and projects.
Please e-mail email@example.com for more details.
11 Sep, Sun 9 Oct, Sun 13 Nov, Sun 8 Jan
10am – 4pm
Fees apply, everyone welcome.
First Tue of every month, 6.30-9pm NCCD is brought to life…
First Tue of every month, 6.30-9pm
NCCD is brought to life every first Tuesday of the month with a potent mix of local musicians and writers.
First Tuesday of every month
Tue 3 May, 5 Jul, 2 Aug, 6 Sep
6.30 – 9pm
Free, everyone welcome.
For more information please call 01529 308710
Join us for our young people’s group and create artwork and…
Join us for our young people’s group and create artwork and events at NCCD. There will be exciting opportunities throughout the year to work with artists and members of the public. Bring your ideas and take ownership of your young people’s group. Supported by LOV young people’s programme – www.lincolnshireonevenues.com.
Free for young people aged 12 – 25 years
Term time only
Here and Now will be opening 1 Oct – 15 Jan 2017…
Here and Now will be opening 1 Oct – 15 Jan 2017 and is an internationally selected tapestry exhibition which demonstrates the diversity of approaches within contemporary tapestry.
Alongside the British tapestry weavers, the exhibition will feature those from Australia, Denmark, Finland, Japan and Lithuania. In this way the exhibition will demonstrate the breadth of international commitment to contemporary tapestry and the ways in which the narrative heritage of the medium is used to engage with political, aesthetic and personal issues of current discourse.
The pack (free to download – see right) details cross-curricular project ideas and themes to inform prior to and during your visit. We are currently planning our special bespoke offers to complement the exhibition which will be available to school groups/group visits.
If you would like more information or to book a visit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 01529 308710.
We are flexible to every schools needs so please get in touch to discuss your specific requirements and needs.
Local jeweller Andrew Poole is back with his popular introduction to…
The National Centre for Craft & Design and Design Factory present…
The National Centre for Craft & Design and Design Factory present a comprehensive and ongoing programme of training and development opportunities for both Design Factory members and the wider creative community. Delivered by experienced and knowledgeable facilitators, the sessions cover a wide range of topics tailored to meet the needs of creative practitioners.
All sessions will take place at The National Centre for Craft & Design unless stated otherwise. Light refreshments are included. For full day sessions you are welcome to bring your own lunch or dine in our café.
Book your place by ringing: 01529 308710
If you would like to create an exhibition at NCCD, there are
three ways to share your ideas with us:
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
To book a slot please contact us via email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a designer/maker seeking critical feedback on your work…
If you are a designer/maker seeking critical feedback on your work or if you are a recent graduate seeking guidance about your development as a creative practitioner, then this for you!
Book a free 45 minute one-to-one session with one of Design Factory’s resident craft and design experts and receive advice on product development and exhibiting or selling work.
These sessions are suitable for everyone at any stage of business and creative practice and offer vital advice and critical feedback to guide ongoing development and growth.
To follow on from Design Factory’s successful Synchronise project and exhibition…
To follow on from Design Factory’s successful Synchronise project and exhibition we are continuing to promote the idea of collaboration between designer makers. Join us for a fun day of sharing materials and skills – bring along a box of materials, found objects and a sketchbook and begin to explore ideas with another maker.
These workshops will take place at NCCD and at Unit Twelve Gallery to tie in with their Simpatico exhibition (also on the theme of collaboration).
DESIGN FACTORY MEMBERS ONLY
Thu 29 Sep, 10am – 4pm, NCCD
Our much loved Gifted Contemporary Christmas Market celebrates its 5th Anniversary this year and…
Free, everyone welcome
Drop into our mezzanine every day and have a go at…
Drop into our mezzanine every day and have a go at embellishing a shift dress from the Shiftworks collective
Free, drop-in session, all ages
Join us for an action packed weekend of Christmas festivities. Take…
Join us for an action packed weekend of Christmas festivities. Take part in our Christmas Craft Trail and make some handmade gifts including a guild Christmas decoration or up-cycled plate.
Free, drop-in session, all ages
Celebrating twenty years’ of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ), 20:20…
Celebrating twenty years’ of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ), 20:20 Visions shows the best of contemporary jewellery and conveys progression in design and techniques over the last twenty years. To mark the anniversary, ACJ has invited twenty of its most prominent and innovative members to exhibit work from 1997 alongside a new piece. The exhibition also features a number of works from members selected by a prominent panel of advisors. ACJ currently has 500 members so this exhibition promises much in terms of range of materials, new technologies, techniques and methods of construction.
In partnership with the University of Lincoln we present our first…
In partnership with the University of Lincoln we present our first exhibition exploring 3D printing technology. The exhibition themed the good, the bad and the beautiful will encourage audiences to discover 3D printing technology and the production process that opens up new creative possibilities, including enabling the maker movement. It is easy to get swept up in the benefits of 3D printing but this technology also has some negative impacts, which the exhibition will consider.
This collection of jewellery is the culmination of a two year…
This collection of jewellery is the culmination of a two year MA in Contemporary Craft at Nottingham Trent University by Alys Power. The project is a personal exploration of family history, people and memories combining elements of modern digital manufacture with hand making. The juxtaposition of modern manufacture techniques and nostalgic imagery and themes exposes and explores questions of individuality and multiplicity, uniqueness, worth and value. Exploiting the ability of contemporary technologies to replicate precise copies and to multiply elements has resulted in a body of work where pieces are the same but different; in singles and multiples, groups and individuals, one and many.
Local jeweller Andrew Poole is back with his popular introduction to…
Seeds of Memory looks back over Michael Brennand-Wood’s 40 year career,…
Seeds of Memory looks back over Michael Brennand-Wood’s 40 year career, exhibiting retrospective pieces such as Archive and The Art of Stitch alongside 9 new specially commissioned works by The National Centre for Craft & Design. The New Worlds series was created for touring and has allowed Michael to explore the seeds of his own creativity. We are delighted to present a newly curated version of Seeds of Memory at The Broadway Gallery in Letchworth.
Letchworth Garden City,
2 The Arcade,
Private View Fri 14 Oct
NCCD Touring Exhibition ‘Here and Now’ is the first major exhibition of international…
Showing at NCCD from 1 October 2016 to 15th January 2017.
Available for hire from February 2017.
NCCD Touring Exhibition ‘Black Sheep: The Darker Side of Felt’ comprises…
NCCD Touring Exhibition
‘Black Sheep: The Darker Side of Felt’ comprises of seven felt artists from across Europe and North America pushing this versatile and ancient material to its limits; creating wild costumes and sinister or delicate objects that defy our expectations of traditional feltmaking.
Visitor comment: “Wonderful exhibition, so much more inspiring than the usual felted flowers or bags. Worth the 50 mile trip to see!”
Keep up to date on where the show is touring to and when by visiting our Black Sheep blog: www.blacksheepfelt.wordpress.com
20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe 9 Jul- 29 Oct 2016
2017: Beacon Museum, Whitehaven 8 May – 2 July 2017.
‘Furniture: Methods of Making’ consists of eight specially commissioned films that…
‘Furniture: Methods of Making’ consists of eight specially commissioned films that explore contemporary furniture design and the artists behind it. The films shine a light into the artists’ studios, demonstrating their use of conventional hand-crafting techniques alongside modern technologies. The films have been made in collaboration with the University of Lincoln to capture the artists’ ways of working, thinking, planning and construction.
For more information on this exhibition please download the Touring Pack or don’t hesitate to contact us: email@example.com.
Films available for hire.
‘The Other Mountain’ is an innovative jewellery exhibition celebrating contemporary Chinese jewellers. For…