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  • Animal, Ana Rajcevic. Image courtesy of Bonington Gallery

Crafting Anatomies

Exhibition and symposium in Nottingham explores craft and the body

Organs crafted by silk worms, jewellery cultured from human skin cells and garments made using plastic surgery cutting techniques are just a handful of the work currently on show at Nottingham Trent University’s Bonington Gallery. The exhibition brings together artists, clinicians and designers all focused on working with the body.

Names familiar to readers will be Rhian Solomon (who is also one of the curators), Shelly Goldsmith and Marloes ten Bhömer, but there are plenty of new projects to discover as well. Veronica Ranner presents Biophilia, in which the need for organ donation is met by biodegradable human hearts spun by silk worms or Amy Congdon’s series of grown future fabrications Biological Atelier. For those interested in getting involved there is a series of events planned with titles such as ‘Crafting Prosthetic Eyes’.

Crafting Anatomies is at the Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, 7 January to 4 February.

A day-long symposium of the same name on 30 January includes many of the exhibitors as speakers.


Nuala Clooney, Memory Of You, 2014. Image courtesy of Bonington Gallery