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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Platform Gallery 2011 Exhibitions

Taking Time - Craft and the Slow Revolution

7 May - 9 July 2011

Please note new opening hours from 28 Feb 2011-

Closed Mondays, Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4.30pm

Admission Free

(Ken Eastman & Dawn Youll pictured, image by Richard Battye)

Taking Time: Craft and the Slow Revolution features the
work of nineteen international makers and artists reflecting on
the "Slow Revolution". The exhibition features textile, upcycled
fashion, enamel, furniture and ceramic.

The exhibition curated with Helen Carnac considers how
contemporary craft shares values and philosophies of the Slow
Movement, which developed as a response to increasingly fast-
paced lifestyles and unsustainable consumer culture. Through
their making, some of the artists reflect on local and global
conditions while others invite audiences to participate in making
collective installations.

The importance of community and collaborative working within a fast-paced society is also stressed within the Slow Movement. 
This does not necessarily mean a rejection of technology. Amy
Houghton and Ed Holroyd have initiated a "Tweave"
throughout the exhibition tour - an evolving woven digital
artwork using social networking site Twitter.


Gary Breeze - Lettering sculptor, Neil Brownsword - Ceramics
artist, Sonya Clark - Textile artist, Rebecca Earley  - Textile
designer and expert in environmental textiles, David Gates -
Furniture designer, Matthew Harris - Textile artist, Amy
- Animation artist, Sue Lawty - Textile artist, Elizabeth
- Enamel artist, Judith van den Boom & Gunter Wehmeyer
Slow designers, Heidrun Schimmel -Textile artist, Paul Scott &
Ann Linnemann
- Ceramics artists, Shane Waltener  & Cheryl
McChesney Jones
- Artist and Choreographer, Esther Knobel -
Jeweller, Ken Eastman & Dawn Youll - Ceramics artists

Funding: The exhibition has been supported by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts. 

Helen Carnac is a practising artist, academic and maker based in London. www.helencarnac.co.uk

Craftspace is a crafts development agency working to increase
opportunities for makers and to develop and promotec
ontemporary crafts through touring exhibitions, education projects, action research partnerships and consultancy.

Craftspace, 208 Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham
B9 4AA  Tel: 0121 608 6668 Fax: 0121 608 6669