Due to open in Spring 2018 at Alton Towers, Farley Lane, Alton, Stoke on Trent, ST10 4DB. More than 1,000 people were involved in the building of this structure. One of them being BA member & Yeoman member of the Worshipful Company, Eddie Glew. www.blithfieldwillowcrafts.co.uk www.altontowers.com Eddie will also have some Willow Sculptures at the National Trust Property at Wallington, Northumberland.
(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.
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. www.csc.uca.ac.uk
On at An Lanntair, Stornaway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland www.loiswalpole.com
The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects at the Saatchi Gallery, London SW3 4RY www.collect2018.org.uk Hannah Robson a weaver who is also using the Bobbin lace techniques will be exhibiting as part of the Collect Open. Kazahito Takadoi and Laura Ellen Bacon will be exhibiting in the Jaggedart stand.
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
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 the show at the Forum, Norwich The winner was Phoebe Cummings with Triumph of the Immaterial, unfired clay chosen by Tristan Hunt, Martha Kearney and Rosy Greenlees on Wed, Nov 8th 2017. This exhibition will then go to the National Trusts, Mottisfont in Hampshire and Bristol Museum.
At the Scottish Gallery, 16,Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 4AF. www.scottish-gallery.co.uk Tel; 0131 558 1200.
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.
At Chester Cathedral. Caroline Gregson will have a piece of Willow Sculpture in this exhibition. www.carolinegregson.com
http://americanbasketry.missouri.edu 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 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/