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Platform Gallery 2010 exhibitions

Platform Gallery 2010 Exhibition Programme

23 Jan - 13 March 2010
Black & Gold

This striking exhibition features works by master makers from across the UK. The theme that unites this group of exhibitors is their controlled colour palette. The exhibition includes works in metal, glass and ceramics as well as smaller scale works in jewellery. Black & Gold offers a range of contemporary approaches, showing unique ways in which makers push boundaries with their chosen material. The result is a striking display of bold forms where attention to detail is paramount.

20 March - 15 May 2010
Lancashire Art and Craft initiative (LACi)

The Lancashire Arts and Craft initiative promotes the work of the North West's most exciting fine art and contemporary craft graduates from 2009.

The Platform Gallery will show textile work by three first class honours students from Manchester Metropolitan University and UCLAN, Rachel Evans, Natasha Pinnock and Carrie Thaker.

20 March - 1 May 2010 in the Education Room
Textillia III - On and Off the Wall

Textilia III is a group of Yorkshire based textile and mixed media artists founded in 1994. A new body of work will be shown at The Platform Gallery under the heading "On and off the wall". Each member will present a 2D and 3D piece of work using the same materials showing a diverse use of textile techniques.

22 May - 17 July 2010

Artefact is a group of people dedicated to producing objects of the highest quality. They are a group of makers working across a number of disciplines including ceramics, glass, jewellery, metal work, embroidery and textiles. Members meet regularly to share ideas and engage in critical debate in an effort to continually evaluate and develop their personal practice. Artefact members exhibit their work nationally and internationally. Members are also committed to education and are involved in teaching at the highest level. They also deliver craft and design based projects within schools and the wider community.

22 May- 12 June 2010 in the Education Room
Community Rail Festival

Work produced by Ribble Valley Schools celebrating the role of the railway within their community.

18 June - 17 July 2010 in the Education Room
Vistas, Values and Voices - Bowland Arts Festival

Artwork produced by young people and artists from green Close Studios, inspired by the Forest of Bowland and their connection with broader global communities. Part of Bowland Arts Festival, 1 May - 30 June 2010. See www.bowlandarts.co.uk for more information.

24 July - 4 September 2010
Precious - touring exhibition from Hove Museum and Art Gallery

Be dazzled by the beauty in the overlooked and discarded.

Taking a highly innovative approach to contemporary craft, Hove Museum & Art Gallery commissioned ten artists and makers to create new pieces, and nine to exhibit existing work.  Precious is the result, produced from objects which have had a previous life.

11 Sept - 30 October 2010
Northern Potters - Selected Group Exhibition

Ceramics is a wonderfully tactile and expressive medium that not only enriches our everyday experiences like eating and drinking, but also has the flexibility and depth of language to speak in ways that are decorative and sculptural; it could be said that few materials can match its rich vocabulary. It is with great anticipation that the Northern Potters Association brings you an exiting selected exhibition drawn from a talented pool of over 350 makers to deliver the very best work to feed your eyes and also buy and treasure.

6 Nov - early January 2011
Kaleidoscope - Christmas Crafts Exhibition

Once again the Platform Gallery is transformed into a magical winter wonderland, offering craftwork some of the most talented craft makers from around the U.K. Handcrafted jewellery, irresistible ceramics, beautiful textiles, decorations, cards, wooden toys and gifts for all the family.

Christmas exhibition of desirable craft for all the family!

Please note that exhibition dates may be subject to change. Please call the gallery on 01200 44 30 71