A showcase of objects that are beautiful art works in their own right, but all of the work featured will be fully functional. The exhibition will feature exquisite and sculptural jewellery, ceramics, glass, furniture and textiles- this is not a case of style over function but style AND function.
With work by: Rachel Brown, Emily Kidson, Miriam Jones, Helaina Sharpley, Jessica Thorn, Tracey Falvey, Tammy Child, Kay Morgan, Curvalinea, Caroline Finlay, Isabel Moseley, Jo Davies, Jane Crisp, Hayley Beckey, Maggie Williams and Annemarie O’Sullivan.
'A Group Gathering' is a vehicle for bringing invited artists together to work on collaborative projects with a textile bent. Each year the project challenge and the group of artists involved changes- this exhibition showcases the first two of these- ‘Daphne’s Glove’ and ‘The Shirt Collar Project’. The project is curated and managed by artist Kathleen Murphy (Murgatroyd and Bean) and was initially based on creative relationships developed via social media: http://agroupgathering.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/gathering-group.html
This project includes the work of: Alice Fox, Angie Hughes, Anya Keeley, Cathy Cullis, Gentlework, Ella Robinson, Coo & Co, Nancy Nicholson, Hensteeth, Murgatroyd and Bean, Ali Ferguson, Caren Garfen, Claire A Baker, Jeanette McCulloch, Karen Shapley, Mandy Pattullo, Mariette Voke, Curious Pip, Sharon Hall Shipp and Tamsin Abbott.
This exhibition showcases work made by Charlie Birtles, Kerry Butterworth, Rachel Butlin and Fiona Cox whilst undertaking the 'Cultivated' Programme at Unit Twelve. Cultivated is an exciting graduate support programme that acts as a bridge between university and independent practice, offering 6 months studio space and professional support to makers. Unit Twelve is a champion of contemporary craft and the programme aims to enable it's makers to develop practices that are both sustainable and have integrity. This exhibition will show the best of the work made whilst at Unit Twelve and how these four have grown as makers.