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


From now until April 2017. Catalan Basketmaking Exhibition

An Exhibition Showing the diversity of the Catalan Basketmaking tradition with willow, canna, split wood, palm, straw, and rush. Curated by members of the Catalan Basketmakers Association. Takes place until April 2017 at the Museu dela Pauma, Mas de Barberans, Tarragona, Spain. more info: www.cdrmuseudelapauma.cat/index.php


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-July17 2017.  108 Contemporary Tulsa, OK 74103. Http://108contemporary.org

Aug 22-Nov12 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/

Forthcoming Events

March 25- June 11 2017. Making Ground Exhibition.



This is the final exhibition of an Arts Council funded collaborative interdisciplinary project exploring site specific making at a disused brickworks in Sussex. Sourcing materials from this post-industrial site, basketmaker Annemarie O’Sullivan and ceramic artist Elaine Bolt  will be focusing on a sense of place, changing seasons, and how closer to the source of our materials, and working together can affect our making. At the Studio Fusion Gallery, Unit 1:06, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse St, London SE1 9PH. Tel: 020 7928 3600 Open10-5pm  Mon -Fri
www.studiofusiongallery.co.uk  info@makingground.org    http://makingground.org



29 April - 1 May 2017.

An exhibition of work by Northumbria  Basketry Group to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. To be held at Durham Dales Centre, Castle Gardens, Stanhope, Weardale, County Durham DL13 2FJ. www.durhamdalescentre.co.uk  Tel:01388 527650
durham.dales.centre@durham.gov.uk  Free parking up to 4hrs. This exhibition will then go to:
May 27, 28, 29  10.30-4pm Jubilee Institute, Rothbury.
July 27, 28, 29. 10.30-4pm The Hearth, Horsley.
Sept 23 & 24 10-5pm.  Beamish Museum,  Durham.
Nov 2-5  12-4pm  Watchtower, Berwick-upon-Tweed


May 6th 2017. Heritage Craft Association Texture of Craft Conference.

Heritage Craft Association Texture of Craft Conference to be held at the Royal Society of Medicine,
1, Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE. Kaffe Fassett is one of the speakers. This is a very interesting conference with several good speakers. It is well attended so book early. Booking opens shortly on
info@heritagecrafts.org.uk         www.heritagecrafts.org.uk


June 23 -24. Heritage Skills Conference.

Heritage Skills Conference at Lincoln Cathedral. For the first time ever the City of London Livery Companies and the Cathedral are joining  together to celebrate traditional crafts and skills essential to the preservation of the Cathedral and other ancient buildings as well as keeping heritage and skills alive.  Visitors will be part of the story as they not only watch crafts people at work, but join in with ‘have-a-go’ sessions too. The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers will be taking part with demonstrations  and exhibiting work by the Yeomen of the company. Admission is free. All the work created over the weekend will be sold at a fun Auction on Sat at 5pm. They expect about 5,000 visitors.
www.lincolncathedral.com      www.visitlincoln.com


Aug 18,19,20th. Jenny Crisp Exhibition

A Group Show where Jenny Crisp basketmaker, will be exhibiting a wide range of baskets. Hosted  by Lucy Goffin and Graham Gough at Marchant Hardy Plants, 2, Marchants Cottages, Mill Lane, Laughton, East Sussex,BN8 6AJ. (off the B2124) www.jennycrisp.co.uk


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.