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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01794 340757
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. www.dumgal.gov.uk/gracefield
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.
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. www.fotcp.org https://basketrycollective.weebly.com
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 2018, 2019.
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/