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Harewood Biennial: Radical Acts

26th March - 29th August

Region: Yorkshire

Hugo Macdonald and the Harewood team have once again set to create a ground-breaking exhibition rooted in craft and craftsmanship. The 2022 Biennial explores why craft is a ‘radical act’, helping us to address urgent crises in life and society today, and looking to a future where we might live in a more environmentally and […]


Artful Craft

2nd April - 2nd July

Region: South West

Exploring the boundaries between craft and fine art. Curated by MAKE Southwest President Peter Randall-Page RA. Celebrating their re-launch, MAKE Southwest’s exhibition focuses on the nature of craft, art and design in the 21st century. President Peter Randall-Page RA has curated this exhibition which addresses the labels, status and boundaries associated with craft and fine art as well as the impact of new technologies such as digital design and rapid prototyping.


Gaining Ground

13th April – 25th June

Region: London

A new exhibition at the Crafts Council Gallery opens on Wednesday 13 April 2022, exploring craft as a form of living knowledge that shapes global cultures and our relationship to nature. Curated by Ligaya Salazar, Gaining Ground foregrounds global craft practices that value soil, biodiversity, local materials and production systems. Nine making projects will be highlighted […]


Treasure

30th April - 25th September

Region: South West

Cornwall Crafts Associations’ Summer exhibition ‘Treasure’ is now on at Trelissick Gallery. This mixed media exhibition presents work from their members, including print, textiles, metalwork, furniture, jewellery, ceramics and more.


Crafted

3rd May - 17th July

Region: South East

Our daily routines do not depend on craft as they once did, but a handmade object, crafted from raw materials, still speaks to us in a deeply resonant way. We respond with immediate recognition and perhaps even awe to the transformation of materials in the hands of a  skilled maker. This exhibition brings together 22 […]


Over the Rainbow

5th May - 3rd September

Region: Midlands

Following from the previous exhibition of ‘Mostly Monochrome’ at the Unit Twelve Gallery near Stafford, this exhibition will take us ‘Over the Rainbow’, with a spectrum of brightly coloured high quality contemporary craft, to raise a smile and spread joy. This exhibition includes work by madebyhandonline maker Hanne Rysgaard (pictured).


Murmuration

6th May – 2nd July

Region: North West

Murmuration – “a word that perfectly describes the rustle of thousands of pairs of wings” (Cambridge Dictionary). During the last couple of years, many of us have found a new enjoyment and meaning in our local nature and wildlife.  This display brings together makers who celebrate the natural world – and in particular birds – through craft. […]


We are Commoners

7th May - 10th July

Region: East Midlands

This exhibition invites you to become or recognise yourself as a ‘Commoner’. Featuring UK and international artists, the projects shown represent ideas and resources to inspire acts of ‘commoning’.


Coastal Exhibition

26th May - 26th June

Region: South East

This exhibition explores the diverse vistas of the coasts, from the sublime stormy skies of Scilly to the ice-cream fuelled sunset walks at Brighton. It features the beautiful jewellery of madebyhandonline maker Kate Bajic (pictured).


FRESH! Devon Artist Network

28th May - 23rd July

Region: South West

FRESH! brings together key works by leading artists and creatives from Devon Artist Network (DAN). The Thelma Hulbert Gallery supports Creative Communities in East Devon, understanding the value of individual and collective creative expression, and fresh ideas and perspectives. Featuring work selected from an open call including painting, sculpture, pottery, glass work, textile and markmaking.


Matisse and Contemporary Paper Artists

28th May - 4th September

Region: North West

Rheged is delighted to curate its first Paper Art Exhibition. It includes Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, his late works 1950-1954, a Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition, which features 35 lithographic prints of the famous cut-outs produced by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) in the last four years of his life. The wider Gallery features 200 artworks by 42 […]


Suffolk Open Studios

4th - 26th June (weekends)

Region: South East

Suffolk Open Studios is a community of artists and makers who open to the public each weekend in June. 130 artists will be opening their studios and galleries to the public over the 4 weekends, all over Suffolk. “During the Open Studios weekends visitors are able to have a look behind the scenes and see […]


Body Vessel Clay

12th June – 18th September

Region: North East

A new special exhibition is coming to York Art Gallery, home of the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) for Summer 2022. Body Vessel Clay: Black Women, Ceramics & Contemporary Art, curated and conceived by Dr Jareh Das in partnership with Two Temple Place, explores artworks by three generations of Black women artists working with clay. […]


Transformations

15th - 26th June

Region: London

Masters in the magic of transforming simple materials into superb contemporary craft works, the Society of Designer Craftsmen will be revealing their collective skill at the Bankside Gallery in London this summer. Combining innovative approach with supreme craftsmanship, over 100 of the Society’s members will be showcasing original work in textiles, ceramics, glass, wood, paper, […]


New Designers

29th June - 9th July

Region: London

Every year over 3,000 of the most promising graduate talents from Britain’s leading design courses exhibit at New Designers in London. A great opportunity to be the first to discover new talent.


Heatons Art Trail

2nd - 3rd July

Heatons’ Arts Trail is an annual open studio event taking place within the four Heatons’ in Stockport, Cheshire: Heaton Chapel, Heaton Norris, Heaton Moor and Heaton Mersey. Once a year, usually in June, artists open their doors to the public in a community event showcasing their recent creations from visual arts and craft to music, […]


Cambridge Open Studios

2nd - 24th July

Region: East Midlands

Cambridge Open Studios is a flourishing community of around 500 artists, craftspeople and designer-makers working throughout Cambridgeshire. The 2022 Cambridge Open Studios will take place over the first four weekends of July. Studios will normally be open between 11am and 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday.


Creators Studio Concept Artists Open Studio

3rd July

Region: London

The Artists of Acava’s Blechynden Street Studios in London are opening their doors for a 1 day Open Studio event this July, Planned as an art happening, with live performances, the event aims to bring together the local community, art professionals, enthusiasts, and their families to enjoy and celebrate creativity. This is a great opportunity […]


Escape

8th July - 25th September

Region: Midlands

The Summer exhibition at the Ferrers Gallery will present a variety of craft by different makers to transport you to the coast and beyond, with memories of heydays and holidays.


The Summer Show

16th July - 8th October

Region: South West

The Summer Show is the annual exhibition from members of MAKE Southwest (formerly Devon Guild of Craftsmen). The show is open to all Full Maker Members of MAKE Southwest and the pieces are chosen by the Selection Committee (a group of Maker Member representatives from a range of craft disciplines and an independent panellist), alongside […]


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