23 October 2023A Weekend on Lindisfarne
17 August 2023
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The Crafts Centre, Farnham, Surrey, is hosting the exhibition from the 9th of August until the 29th of October.
Three of our members, Anna Liebmann, Anna Turnbull and Ruth Thompson, are among sixteen full-time professional willow basket makers, artists and sculptors participating in “Nourish”, an exhibition reflecting the innate beauty of both the materials and the finished objects on show.
There are over fifty basketry items, made predominantly with willow but with additions of other materials such as hazel, rush and leather. As well as baskets for practical purposes (of both contemporary and heritage design from different regions), there are furniture, sculptural baskets and sculptures (both animal and abstract, for indoor and outdoor display).
Hailing from all over Britain, the makers represent the skill, sustainability and creativity embodied in their long-term dedication to willow as the medium for their craft. They want their audience not only to enjoy the beauty and form of these woven objects but to embrace their work as a force for good, providing nourishment for the wellbeing of everyone who comes into contact with it and the planet.
Held at the Crafts Study Centre at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey, from 9th - 29th October, the exhibitors have considered how the process of making their work provides nourishment for the soul and how sharing and displaying their art can offer nourishment to others.
Exhibitors: Alisha Davidson, Angela Cole, Anna Liebmann, Anna Turnbull, Debbie Hall, Dominic Parrette, Geoff Travers, Julie Gurr, Julie Livesey, Justine Burgess, Leilah Vyner, Patrizia Sascor, Rachel Evans, Ruth Thompson, Sarah Hatton, Sarah Le Breton.
Funded and supported by the exhibitors, The Basketmakers’ Association, the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers, Cockpit Arts and Crafts Study Centre, curated by Lois Walpole. Nourish appeals to a broad audience interested in heritage and contemporary craft.