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Lunchtime Talk and Maker’s Demo

Braids and Ribbons, Susie Freeman, 1981. Photo: Heini Schneebeli

Join us for a lunchtime talk with Knit exhibiting maker, Rose Sharp Jones and Crafts Council's Touring and Loans Manager, Nicola Farrington.

Knit is explored in all its guises through themes of materials, designs and technologies with exhibits displayed throughout Cartwright Hall alongside its own fine art and international craft collection. Works loaned from the Crafts Council Collection – including Carol McNicoll's Knitted Bowl, Freddie Robins's subversive Hand of Good, Hand of God, Hikaru Noguchi's Shaggy Bag, pieces from jewellery pioneer Susanna Heron's 1981 Wearable series and Yoko Izawa's elegant and fluid knitted jewellery – will sit beside work by makers who have recently been through the Crafts Council’s Hothouse programme.

Meet, watch and learn about a contemporary maker's current practice; and find out how to approach borrowing from a collection, how to curate an exhibition using pieces from the Crafts Council collection, how works are selected and acquired for the collection and how the Crafts Council curates its touring exhibitions.