Saturday 31 December 2016

Radical Craft.

19/11/16 - 28/1/17
Please check for opening times and for up to date information, if you wish to visit this exhibition, as some gallery areas are temporarily closed.

This fascinating exhibition features the work of 34 self taught artists, some of whom face personal barriers including health issues, disability or social circumstances.
Lasmin Salmon
Joanne B Karr
'Pair of Looped Boots'
Judith Scott
(Please excuse the selfie!)
Atsushi Yoshimoto
'Untitled I'
Nnena Kalu
'Mummified Sculptures'
I loved these so much, it was amazing to see the layers inside the pieces.
Horace Lindezey
'Seven Suits'
Wire, stitch and metal plate
Terence Wilde
Pinkie Maclure
'Landfill Tantrum'
Stained Glass
'The Gathering'
Machine Embroidery
Tom Baby
Mixed Media Sculpture
Beth Hopkins
'Untitled 2015'
Mixed Media
This piece was made from items washed up by the Thames river.
Dalton M Ghetti
'Small Is Beautiful'
Graphite and Wood
Ghetti produced these sculptures onto discarded carpenters'pencils to challenge himself to create the smallest sculptures he could physically produce.
He used a sewing needle as a carving tool, and each piece could take up to a year to produce as he could only work on them for up to two hours a day, as the work was so intense.
Pascal Tassini
'Bridal Headdress II'
Mixed Media

I hope you enjoyed this visit, I've included links to the two art organisations that created this exhibition:


  1. What a lot of energy here! These are beautiful pieces. Thank you for sharing.

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the visit, thank you x

  2. Oh my! These are simply splendid. A couple of years ago I went to a similar exhibition at Pallant House in Chichester and it blew me away. Outside In is fabulous!

    1. I'm so impressed with Outside In, such a great organisation x

  3. How interesting. I like the suits, the ceramics & pencil miniature sculpture best. The others are a bit too wacky for me !

    1. Those carvings were just amazing, Happy New Year chuck x

  4. So many fantastic pieces. They are buzzing! I love the ceramics and Landfill Tantrum is incredible. Thanks for sharing and a Happy New Year to you, Mrs. B.XX

    1. Happy new year to you chuck, I loved the stained glass too x

  5. Hello,
    I've just come across this lovely sharing of our exhibition with partner Outside In (and which began at Pallant House). We're glad you enjoyed it and it's nice to see the appreciation of your words and images. We have an exhibition touring around at the moment called 'We are Commoners: creative acts of commoning'. Let us know if you'd like to go see it and we'll send you a catalogue. It's about to open at The Civic in Barnsley #WeAreCommoners.
    All the best,
    Deirdre Figueiredo, Director of Craftspace

    1. Im so glad that you liked the blog post Deirdre, I really loved the work - unfortunately Im a bit restricted with travelling so I wouldn't be able to make it to Barnsley, which is a real shame. Thank you for your kind offer.
      Best wishes and thanks.


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