Coming up in 2018


 2nd Jan- 30 June 2018 Peter Collingwood Woven: Unwoven.

An exhibition of historic and contemporary woven materials from around the world collected by Peter Collingwood, alongside his own work. The exhibition features several baskets and basketwork items Peter Collingwood’s ethnographic collection. At the Crafts Study Centre. Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS Tel: 01252 891450 Free admission. Open Tues-Fri 10-5pm Sat 10-4pm.


April 28-June 24. Laura Ellen Bacon

Laura Ellen Bacon, artist/basketmaker was selected as one of the 12makers in the running for the inaugural £10,000 Woman’s hour craft prize. The winner was Phoebe Cummings with Triumph of the Immaterial, unfired clay. All 12 will feature in the show National Trust property, Montisfont, Nr Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0LP  Tel: 01794 340757


May 19- July 7th A Fine Line. Angie Lewin. A Printmakers Journey.

This exhibition includes work by her friends and her inspirations. One of her friends is Artist/basketmaker Lizzie Farey. At Gracefield Art Centre, 28, Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ  Tel: 01387 262084. Open Tues- Sat 10-5pm.


June 23rd 2018 BA SUMMER MEETING

At Somerset Willow Company, The Wireworks Estate, Bristol Road, Bridgewater, Somerset TA6 4AP and Somerset Willow Growers at Westonzoyland. More details elsewhere in the Newsletter.


June 30th, Sat  2018. Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Summer Fair.  12-5pm.

The Basketry Collective has been running a stall at this annual, lively event for several years now. They manage mini workshops where regulars and newcomers make small items e.g. birds, bird feeders, dragonflies and rush twining and mats. All welcome. For those living in or coming into London, the THCP near Mile End Tube Station is a truly delightful green space/urban woodland in the City.

27th August – 25th Sept 2018 War and Peace Exhibition.

At Chester Cathedral. Caroline Gregson will have a piece of Willow Sculpture in this exhibition.


Sept 8-16  11-5pm   h.Art Herefordshire Art Week  135, Bargates, Leominster HR6 8QS





On now


Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America. A travelling exhibition 2017-2020! By The University of Missouri-Columbia and the National Basketry Organisation.  This exhibition is in 5 sections, Cultural Origins, New Basketry, Living Traditions, Basket as a Vessel, Beyond the Basket.

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

Feb 2- May 6 2018 Whatcom Museum,  Bellingham, WA 98225.

June 1- August  5 2018 Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston.

Feb 2-April 14 2019 Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York.

May 18-Aug 18 2019. Fuller Craft Museum. Brockton MA02301

Sept 21-Dec 14 2019  The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne,FL32901.