On now

29 June – January 2018. Wounded, Conflict, Casualties & Care.

At the Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2DD. Not strictly a basketmaking exhibition but there are some interesting examples and how basketmaking was used to combat stress. Open daily 10- 6pm. www.sciencemuseum.org.uk


Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America. A travelling exhibition 2017-2020! By The University of Missouri-Columbia and the National Basketry Organisation.

http://americanbasketry.missouri.edu  This exhibition is in 5 sections, Cultural Origins, New Basketry, Living Traditions, Basket as a Vessel, Beyond the Basket.

The Premiere of Exhibition is at the Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri, 115, Business Loop 70West. Columbia, MO65203  from Jan 28-May 14 2017 http://maa.missouri.edu/

The exhibition will visit 7 other galleries during 2017, 2018, 2019.

June2-July 17 2017.  108 Contemporary Tulsa, OK 74103. Http://108contemporary.org

Aug 22-Nov 12 2017 Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Mississipi39440. http://lrma.org/

Feb 2- May 6 2018 Whatcom Museum,  Bellingham, WA 98225. http://whatcommuseum.org/

June 1- August  5 2018 Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston. http://crafthouston.org/

Feb 2-April 14 2019 Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York. http://mag.rochester.edu/

May 18-Aug 18 2019. Fuller Craft Museum. Brockton MA02301 http://fullercraft.org/

Sept 21-Dec 14 2019  The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne,FL32901.  http://textiles.fit.edu/


May 5 – September 10 Exhibition on the Must Farm Bronze Age Excavations

At Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough PE1 1LF. It includes a fish trap and a replica made by Sue Kirk.
Open Tues-Sun 10-5pm Free but last admission at 4pm. www.vivacity-peterborough.com
Tel: 01733 864663.

June 15 – September 25. The Flow Country Exhibition on Tour

Caroline Dear’s Heather footprints are going on a journey. The Flow Country Exhibition on Tour celebrates the peatlands of the Flow country in the North of Scotland. The exhibition begins its journey at the John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Gardens, 20A, Inver Leith Row, Edinburgh.EH3 5LR. Open 10-5pm www.rbge.org.uk

July 20 – January 20 2018. Daughters of Penelope.

An exhibition of several artists including Caroline Dear, artist/basketmaker at the Dovecot Studio, 10, Infirmary St, Edinburgh. EH1 1LT
Tel:0131 550 3660  https://dovecotstudios.com   info@dovecotstudios.com
Open Mon-Sat 10.30-5.30pm Aug 10-6pm www.carolinedear.co.uk


Forthcoming Events


June 16 – Oct 27. Exhibition, LANDSCAPE of OBJECTS

By the Flow Gallery, London at Forde Abbey, Chard ,Somerset TA20 4LU. Tel: 01460 221290. www.fordeabbey.co.uk BA member Annemarie O’Sullivan is one of the artists taking part.


Sept 6-30  Concentus.

An exhibition of work by Lizzie Farey & Antoine Leperlier’s work at the Scottish Gallery, 16, Dundas St, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ Open Mon- Fri 10-6pm Sat 10-4pm www.scottish-gallery.co.uk

Sept 7th – Feb 5th 2018.  Woman’s Hour Craft Prize.

Laura Ellen Bacon, artist/basketmaker has been selected as one of the 12 makers in the running for the inaugural £10,000 Woman’s hour craft prize. All 12 will feature in a show at the V&A before going on a UK wide tour. The winner will be chosen by Tristan Hunt, Martha Kearney and Rosy Greenlees and will be announced in a live broadcast from the V&A on Wed, Nov 8th.

Sept 9 – 17th Herefordshire Art Week.

Jenny Crisp will be opening her workshop and garden, see the new willow beds alongside a selling exhibition of indoor and outdoor willow products.

Sept 23 & 24 2017. Weaving Our History.

An exhibition of work by Northumbria Basketry Group to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. A touring celebration & exhibition which will include workshops, drop-in sessions, demonstrations, book launch and traditional basket research. To be held at Beamish Museum, Durham DH9 0RG. Open 10-5pm. Last admission 3pm. Admission costs. www.beamish.org.uk  museum@beamish.org.uk
This exhibition will then go to:
Nov 2-5  12-4pm Watchtower, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2HE
info@northumbriabasketrygroup.co.uk   and www.northumbriabasketrygroup.co.uk

3 Sept -Dec 30  Weaving Ghosts Exhibition.

Work by Lois Walpole will be at the Herdla Museum, Herdla Fort, Herdla, Norway. There will be a Workshop here but date to be arranged. 16 Jan-28 Feb Weaving Ghosts will be then be going to An Lanntair, Stornaway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

 18th Nov 2017 – 18th Feb 2018. ‘Angie Lewin: A Printmaker’s Journey’

(This exhibition includes works by her friends and her inspirations one of them is basketmaker Lizzie Farey)
Edinburgh City Art Centre, 2, Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE. Tel: 0131 529 3993 www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/venues/City-Art-Centre   This exhibition will then travel to Dumfries and then Inverness but no dates as yet.

Please note BA AUTUMN DAY & AGM 2017 will be Oct 14th  at the Art Workers Guild, Queens Square, London.

Afternoon speaker Dr John Dransfield, who has worked at Kew and in Borneo and Malaysia researching rattans. He will give an illustrated talk and bring a collection of baskets. Raj Puri , a lecturer in Anthropology at Kent University will show a short film on Rattans and bring baskets in the morning. Full details nearer the time.