Friday, 24 January 2014

Craft & Design Selected Awards

We're very pleased to announce that three members of this year's Group Gathering have been put forward for the 2014 Craft & Design Selected Awards; Alice Fox, Anya Keeley & Ella Robinson. 
These highly regarded awards, which have been in existence since 2009, are given based on a public vote as well as the assessment of a panel of specialist judges  The online public vote takes place between now & 31st March 2014. To read nore about the awards and to place your vote please click HERE

" These annual awards are recognised as some of the most important in the industry for acknowledging excellence and skill in craft and design and promoting the work of professional designer makers in Britain and Ireland."

Thursday, 23 January 2014

2014 Project Brief: The Shirt Collar Project

 "The Brief
The project is about your response to a base material which someone else has chosen for you. In this instance, a detachable, pre-worn shirt collar.
The collar doesn't have to remain collar-like, you might choose to rip, deconstruct it or add to it. Any medium goes; dye, stain, rivet, bury in earth, paint, stitch, print..."

By October 2013, each of the ten artists involved in this year's Group Gathering project had received a shirt collar and were given six months to consider and create their response to it. The initial brief was simple in the hope that it would allow the artists to be as free with their interpretation as possible. 

This blog will give you more details about the project and the artists involved as it progresses. Please stay tuned to find out more.