Call For MAKERS

I am looking for professional British craftspeople who produce unique, contemporary products for interiors and would like to showcase them in Manchester Art Gallery Shop. Manchester Art Gallery is the vibrant art gallery at the heart of this culturally rich city. The shop is near the entrance and difficult to avoid and is attractive and busy (the gallery gets over 400,000 visitors a year). The Gallery have asked me to utilise approximately 20 square m floorspace in order to showcase MAKERS work.

Python Arts Festival – Open Submissions

This summer will see the first Python Arts Festival held at all four Python Galleries across the North East and North West of England from the 20 July to the 3 August 2013. The exhibition is open to all artists in the North East and North West whether professional, amateur or student. Continue reading

Apply to have your work exhibited as part of COLLECT: The International Art fair for Contemporary Objects

The Project Space – an alternative exhibiting space within the International Art fair for Contemporary Objects is open for individual artists and collaborations to apply to have their work displayed. Continue reading

Manchester Craft and Design Centre celebrates 30th anniversary

The Manchester Craft and Design Centre reaches its 30th anniversary this year and is marking this milestone by holding a charity auction on Thursday 8 November. The proceeds will support the development of a new Welcome area at the centre and also help fund local charity Forever Manchester. Continue reading

Huntington Heritage Park Sculpture Trail at Bold Venture Park, Darwen

You are invited to the launch on Saturday July 7th 2012, from 2.30 – 4.30 pm, at the war memorial. A small exhibition of ideas, maquettes, drawings, sketchbooks and background stories will be held in the entrance hall of Darwen Library untill August 3rd. (Library opens on Saturday from 10.00 – 4.00)

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Inspired by wood

Just two weeks left to discover and take part in the Coppice Association’s Working Woodlands: the story of coppice – a celebration of coppicing at Farfield Mill Arts and Heritage Centre, near Sedbergh, Cumbria (5 miles from M6, J37).

Read all about how coppicing benefits woodland and wildlife, then discover some amazing things made from coppiced wood – a double bed, a replica Irish currach, even a fitted kitchen! – alongside many smaller items, all for sale. You can also have a go yourself, during daily demonstrations of coppice crafts such as wood turning, basket-weaving and hurdle-making. Continue reading