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.
Ceramicist Anna Barlow will introduce you to the themes behind her…
Ceramicist Anna Barlow will introduce you to the themes behind her dropped ice-cream cone artwork that features in Cause & Effect. Find out how to “scoop” and pipe clay and combine this with more traditional processes such as slab making, press moulding and hand modelling. Participants can make their own ceramic ice creams that include an element of hazard – think strange flavours, half eaten and dangerous decoration.
Mon 25 Jul, 12-4.30pm
This workshop will take place in Unit 9, opposite The NCCD.
16yrs+, £50pp (materials provided). Please book.
+44 (0)1529 308710
Working with professional artists and designers, try something new or develop…
Working with professional artists and designers, try something new or develop existing skills at a series of creative, all day sessions for young people this summer.
Photographs and Films of works created will be shown on our Mezzanine in a space curated by our Creative Young Minds group.
Explore mark making and produce illustrations using a variety of techniques with Fashion & Textiles lecturer from Lincoln Uni.
Develop drawing skills to produce hand-drawn illustrations using pens and paper
Explore digital and SLR photography using camera phones and iPads, inspired by the exhibition.
Sam Metz is an artist who uses and produces films as part of her practise. Sam will use the exhibition as stimulus to show you how to make films in the day exploring the themes using a mixture of analogue and digital processes.
Rhian will explore model making and set design and will film from iPads, participants will work in groups.
Bring your own lunch or eat in our cafe, snacks and cold drinks included.
For Young People 12+, £20pp per session, 10am-4pm.
+44 (0)1529 308710
Looking for a confidence boost or just some dedicated sewing time?…
Looking for a confidence boost or just some dedicated sewing time? Run by textile expert, Emma Ronald, our Monthly Sewing Club is a social group of local sewers, all working on their own projects but coming together once a month for advice, guidance and plenty of tea and chat.
Suitable for all abilities, bring your own machine.
6 Jun, 4 Jul, 1 Aug, 6 Sep
10am – 2pm
Adults, suitable for all abilities
£12 pp per session / £40 for 4 sessions
Children are always welcome at NCCD, but on Tuesday mornings they are our special guests.…
Children are always welcome at NCCD, but on Tuesday mornings they are our special guests. Bring your babes along to NCCD every Tuesday morning where youngsters (and their families) can have a go at our changing activity zones and worksheets without worrying about how much noise and mess is made.
Feel free to get stuck in and take advantage of our friendly exhibition assistants who will be on hand to give you free tours of the current exhibitions.
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.
Check the main gallery, mezzanine and roof gallery for changing activities throughout the year.
Free, no need to book.
10am – 12 noon
Main gallery, NCCD
FREE, no need to book.
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
Sat 13 Aug Ella showcases the technique of stitching onto driftwood…
Sat 13 Aug
Ella showcases the technique of stitching onto driftwood that she employs in her practice of reinventing found objects to create colourful and unique interior artworks.
Sat 13 Aug, 1-4pm
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.
12 Jun, 10 Jul, 14 Aug, 11 Sep
10am – 4pm
Fees apply, everyone welcome.
Local jeweller Andrew Poole will introduce the basics of Silversmithing in…
In this one day workshop you will be led through…
In this one day workshop you will be led through the basics of ceramic restoration by Leah & Terri of WHConservation. Learn the techniques of reassembling, bonding and gap-filling as they apply to earthenware and porcelain objects. No prior experience necessary.
Sat 3 Sep, 10-4pm
Adults 18+, £35pp, materials provided.
For more information and to book a place please call 01529 308710
Join local artist Kate McBride and have a go at decorating…
Join local artist Kate McBride and have a go at decorating our café crockery using decals to create some unusual designs and effects.
Bank Holiday Mon 29 Aug
All ages. Free, no need to book.
Develop your skills of observation through our popular life drawing classes…
Develop your skills of observation through our popular life drawing classes suitable for beginners and practised artists alike. On Sat 10th Sept join artist and tutor Ewa Szypula for a guided session exploring a variety of approaches to drawing the female form.
Sat 10 Sep
Adults, £30 pp
For more information and to book a place please call 01529 308710
Winner of NCCD’s Innovation Award at Lustre 2015, Chloe Solomon presents…
Winner of NCCD’s Innovation Award at Lustre 2015, Chloe Solomon presents her ‘S K I N’ collection.
Chloe Solomon is a Bristol base 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.
Sat 10 Sep – Sun 6 Nov 2016
Showing alongside of: Class of 2016 Roof Gallery
We are proud to present Class of 2016 showcasing our pick…
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.
Sat 10 Sep – Sun 5 Nov 2016
Showing alongside Class of 2016:
Here and Now is the first major exhibition of contemporary British…
Here and Now is the first major exhibition of contemporary British tapestry for over 20 years to place the selected work within an international context. The exhibition will highlight the best of British contemporary work and introduce the tapestries of international artists to a British audience. 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.
Learn the basics to tapestry weaving with master weaver Caron Penney…
Learn the basics to tapestry weaving with master weaver Caron Penney exhibiting in Here and Now. This one day workshop is open to complete beginners and those with limited experience of tapestry weaving. You will be able to weave on a pre-warped frame. A combination of plain weave, shape building, blending and hatching will be used during the workshop. Caron will demonstrate techniques and you will learn some new skills. By the end of the workshop students will take home a completed tapestry sample.
Please join us from 10:15am for a free talk in our Main Gallery.
18+ £49pp materials provided, please book
Every Tuesday Join us for our young people’s group and create…
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.
First Tuesday of the month 4-6pm
Free for 12-25yrs
Download our free Cause and Effect Education Pack . The exhibition will…
Download our free Cause and Effect Education Pack . The exhibition will be opening 18 June – 18 Sep 2016.
There are special bespoke offers available alongside the exhibition including quilt making, manga & comic and a ‘Chain reaction’ construction workshop. The pack also details cross-curricular project ideas and themes to inform prior to and during your visit.
If you would like more information or to book a visit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Caroline directly on 01529 308718.
We are flexible to every schools needs so please get in touch so we can discuss any specific requirements.
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 email@example.com / 01529 308710.
We are flexible to every schools needs so please get in touch to discuss your specific requirements and needs.
During the school holidays we extend our popular Tots Tuesday sessions…
During the school holidays we extend our popular Tots Tuesday sessions so older members of the family can come along and enjoy our Activity Zone too!
Bring the whole family along to enjoy our exhibitions and make the most of our cafe offers too.
Every Tuesday & Bank Holiday Mondays in the School Holiday (Mon 29 August).
Free, for all ages.
Drop-in so no need to book!
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: 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
Local artist Kate McBride teaches you to design and decorate crockery…
Local artist Kate McBride teaches you to design and decorate crockery using decals. Try your hand on our cafe plates and then have a go at designing your own mug, dinner plate or side plate on white Limoge porcelain to take home. Perfect for a personalised gift or for creating your own crockery set.
Sat 10 Sep
£12pp. Take home what you create, cups & plates charged as extra per item.
Please book by calling 01529 308710.
Mon 29 Aug, Bank Holiday
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 are a designer maker seeking critical feedback on your…
If you are a designer maker seeking critical feedback on your current work or if you are a recent graduate seeking guidance abut 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.
Second Mon of the month
8 Aug, 12 Sep
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
Join our curatorial team at NCCD for a day of insight…
Join our curatorial team at NCCD for a day of insight into the process involved in planning, curating and managing the exhibition programme.
Morning session, 10am-12pm
Enjoy a gallery tour, focusing on how exhibitions and works are selected with a particular emphasis on the current shows in our 1st floor and 4th floor exhibition spaces.
Afternoon session, 1-4pm
Get involved in a group discussion led by our curators; covering areas such as advice and guidance on developing proposals, the logistics of exhibiting your work, and applying for funding to support exhibitions.
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.
Wed 24 Aug, 10am-4pm
For DF and Non-DF members, £5 pp
Fri & Sat, 12 noon Join us for a free 30…
Fri & Sat, 12 noon
Join us for a free 30 minute walk & talk tour of the exhibition.
‘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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Films available for hire.
‘The Other Mountain’ is an innovative jewellery exhibition celebrating contemporary Chinese jewellers. For…
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.
NCCD Touring Exhibition ‘Here and Now’ will be the first major…
NCCD Touring Exhibition
‘Here and Now’ will be the first major exhibition of international contemporary tapestry for over 20 years, curated by Lesley Millar in partnership with NCCD.
Showing at NCCD from 1 October 2016 to 15th January 2017.
Available for hire from February 2017.
‘Seeds of Memory’ looks back over Michael’s 40 year career, exhibiting…
‘Seeds of Memory’ looks back over Michael’s 40 year career, exhibiting retrospective pieces such as ‘Archive’ and ‘The Art of Stitch’ alongside 9 new specially commissioned works.
‘The New World’ series was created for this touring exhibition and has allowed Michael to explore the seeds of his own creativity. The new works have all of the markings of Michael’s fun, aesthetic, intellectual mesh works but are explored through paper and collage, as well as textiles, and are preserved in frames unlike his early works. An artist film and detailed text panels allow an incredible insight into the multiple layers of Michael’s concepts and ideas.
Join us for an inspiring research and development day trip to…
Join us for an inspiring research and development day trip to Art in Action, taking place at Waterperry House & Gardens in Oxfordshire.
Art in Action welcomes approximately 25,000 people over four days. Visitors come to learn, buy and enjoy the exhibitions, classes and performances of 400 demonstrating artists, designer makers, teachers, musicians and performers. Disciplines represented include painting, sculpture, glass, woodwork, textiles, ceramics, metalwork and jewellery.
The coach will leave NCCD at 7.30am with pick up points in Newark and Leicester en route. It will leave Waterperry at 5pm.
£35 to include coach travel and entry ticket.
Booking essential, by 1st June.
Join artist Jane Bevan on a creative day of walking, collecting…
Join artist Jane Bevan on a creative day of walking, collecting and making in the Lincolnshire countryside. Enjoy a stroll around the local area and collect interesting examples of nature along the way. Spend the afternoon using your collection to make late summer artworks including golden garlands from leaves, berries and feathers, as well as fruit platters from hedgerow materials and mini artworks to take home.
For DF and non DF members.
£25 / £22 concession.