Setting the Scene considers configuration of self-contained objects as a means of expression, and examines the influence of landscape, rural and urban, general and particular, on the construction and arrangement of craft objects.
The exhibition identifies and examines a particular engagement of craft with the landscape, based on the configuration of objects to evoke place. It explores new perspectives on the landscape genre in a craft context, aiming to reach new audiences through the breadth of appeal of this contemporary combination of craft skill and traditional subject matter. Its focus on configuration is intended to both identify a current impulse in craft practice and provide a framework for the examination and evaluation of the motives of practitioners and curators in other contexts.
The exhibition is curated by Sara Roberts. http://sararobertsblog.wordpress.com/
image: Anne Gibbs, To be elsewhere (knot) 2012
bone china, pins, wooden base
photo: Chris Stock