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/


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

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.

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.


Nov 25 & 26 2017 Basketmaking in Castle Donington and the East Midlands.

A weekend celebration of the willow growing and basketmaking history of Castle Donington and the East Midlands, including displays, talks, demonstrations, a drop-in workshop, film screenings and a guided willow walk round the village. The event is part of the World War One research project “Basketry Then and Now”. It will be held at Orchard Community Primary School, Grange Drive, Castle Donington, Leicestershire DE74 2QU from 10.30am- 15.30pm.

Feb 22-25 2018. Collect 2018

The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects at the Saatchi Gallery, London SW3 4RY


10 March – 21 April 2018.

Equinox. This is a mixed exhibition including work by Lizzie Farey at the Bluecoat Display Centre, College Lane Entrance, Liverpool L1 3BZ. Tel: 0151 709 4014


Oct 21st- Jan 14th 2018.

Laura Ellen Bacon exhibits a series of specially commissioned pieces including new work in thatch at the National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, Lincs.NG34 7TW.