On now

Feb 23- Aug 27 2017. Where the Thunderbird Lives’

At the British Museum in room 91 there is a small exhibition
illustrating ‘the rich cultural heritage of Northwest Coast Peoples through remarkable and powerful objects spanning thousands of years. Northwest Coast Peoples inhabit the mountainous fjords, lush islands and temperate forests that stretch along the coastline from Alaska, British Columbia and Washington state. They have created some of the most extraordinary carving and weaving traditions in North America. In this exhibition, explore these rich traditions through objects including ceremonial masks and rattles, elegantly woven robes and baskets, and contemporary prints and jewellery. There are some good examples of cedar bark work in this exhibition. Free talks in room 91 at 1.15pm no booking required, March 21 on Cultural Resilience, on 29 March on the conservation of baskets, masks and cloaks. www.britishmuseum.org/events


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/

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.

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.