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Previous Exhibitions

Measured Making: #150mm Challenge

Measured Making: #150mm Challenge

Main Gallery

30 November 2019 until 18 January 2020

The #150mm Challenge is a celebration of process, material, creativity and ingenuity in forged metal. It began when Hereford College of Arts lecturer Ambrose Burne set his students a ‘warm-up’ exercise, one that he regularly sets himself, to create something interesting out of a small rectangular piece of steel, 150mm x 20 mm square. The students had three weeks to design and make something using only the specified quantity of material

 

The challenge went on to catch the interest of blacksmiths around the world and Measured Making features 240 artworks from 19 countries. The artworks varied from playful figurative models to functional tools and abstract sculptures, demonstrating a diverse, creative and technical exploration of form and concept, made in response to the challenge.

The #150mm Challenge continues to connect an international community of blacksmiths, revealing a rich diversity of practice and discourse.

The Doll's House

The Doll's House

A contemporary collection of dolls, figures, puppets and playthings.

Gallery 3

30 November 2019 until 18 January 2020

Artists and makers who have a love of storytelling, character and history have created thought provoking figures and animals which encapsulate and play out our ideas, dreams and fantasies. Each character tells a story - dolls created from vivid imaginations, avid reading and childhood dreams but also reflecting our inner selves. This playful exhibition turns the gallery into The Doll’s House to display an eclectic and diverse  collection of work using traditional techniques and crafts.

Alix Swan, Cat in the shoe, Laura Mabbutt, Masami Akatsuka, Melanie Miller, Rachel Larkin, Samantha Bryan, Sarah Young, Treefall Design

Portal & One Year On

Portal & One Year On

Featuring the work of this year's top graduates in the applied arts

Main Gallery

28 September 2019 until 16 November 2019

LGAC have travelled the UK to select the cream of this year’s graduates in the applied arts, searching for those who are pushing the boundaries of applied art whilst maintaining and developing the traditions of their craft. These are the makers and designers destined to lead and shape the next generation of applied artists.

Portal artists
Frederick Andrews, Kim Barnett, Estelle Burton, Siwan Davies, Cat Dunn, Li-Chia Hsiao, Lillemor Latham, Lik Kian LOH & Ngah Tho NG, Ben Pusey, Laura Quinn, Daisy Ray, Izaac Reed, Phoebe Tom-Orr, Georgina White, Xiaoying Zhan


One Year On artists
Eve Campbell, Veronika Fabian, Alysa Freeman, Pasman Leather, Sam Lucas, Morgan Stockton.

Traces - Kate Haywood

Traces - Kate Haywood

Language of Clay Part II

Main Gallery

03 August 2019 until 14 September 2019

Kate’s work may appear strangely familiar as you may sense the form of a horn drinking cup or a colour palette resonant of Elizabethan tapestries. The surfaces which her work is placed reverberate with shadows of human things. Her objects are made at the edge of her consciousness, in the place where fiction and truth collide.

Textile Traces: personal stories in cloth Ruth Singer

Textile Traces: personal stories in cloth Ruth Singer

Main Gallery

25 May 2019 until 20 July 2019

This exhibition brings together Ruth’s work exploring human experience expressed through thoughtful and emotionally engaged textile making. Her subtle and delicate work references loss, memory, fragility and damage in both the cloth itself and in our personal lives. Ruth creates pieces with a sense of history and a look of antiques but with a powerful contemporary story.

Online catalogue (Hardcopies available for purchase)

There are participatory workshops running alongside this exhibition.

Seen and Unseen: Ingrid Murphy

Seen and Unseen: Ingrid Murphy

The Language of Clay Part II

Main Gallery

30 March 2019 until 11 May 2019

Connectivity is crucial to Ingrid, between people, places and across time. Her explorations provoke and surprise us as she marries traditional ceramic processes with creative technologies. Be it the view from inside a teapot or the sounds from the streets of Jaipur, her pieces connect us to different perspectives and stories. Seen and unseen is a witty expansion of the languages and qualities of clay.