Thursday, May 23, 2013

Yinka Shonibare - Nelson's Ship in a Bottle

Nelson's Ship in a Bottle by Yinka Shonibare appears to have sailed down the Thames to take up a new anchorage at the National Maritime Museum Greenwich.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Beauty is the First Test

Beauty is the First Test explores the influence of mathematics in craft. The exhibition shows work from established artists Michael Brennand-Wood; Suresh Dutt; Janice Gunner; Lesley Halliwell; Lucy McMullen; Janette Matthews; Peter Randall Page; Ann Sutton and Laura Thomas. Five case studies have now been added featuring the work of Gail Baxter (that's me), Carol Quarini, David Gates, Stella Harding and Margo Selby. The case studies are all displayed on specially commisioned furniture by David Gates. The exhibition is curated by Liz Cooper.
Beauty is the First Test is at the National Centre for Craft and Design at Sleaford in Lincolnshire, until 30 June. It tours to the Bilston Craft Gallery in Wolverhampton from 7 September to 2 November and then the Platform Gallery at Clitheroe from 16 January to 19 April 2014.
Taster images below - much better to see the real thing