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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Platform Gallery 2011 Exhibitions

Platform Gallery 2011 exhibitions

22 Jan - 5 March 2011
Lancashire Arts and Crafts Initiative (Laci)

An exciting selection of textiles and contemporary craft by the cream of the North West's 2010 art graduates. Supported by Lancashire Museums Service.

12 March - 23 April 2011
Northweave - The British Tapestry Group

See a snapshot of current British tapestry weaving in this
exhibition of contemporary British Tapestry Weaving by the Northern members of the BTG.  The work on display in the Platform Gallery reflects the varying styles and techniques of today's contemporary Tapestry Weavers.
Workshops and demonstrations will take place throughout the exhibition.

7 May - 9 July 2011
Taking Time - Craft and the Slow Revolution. 

A touring exhibition from Craftspace curated with Helen Carnac. 
This exhibition considers how contemporary craft embraces the values and philosophies of the Slow Movement, asking us to slow down and reflect on more thoughtful ways of doing things.  A series of 'slow' events and workshops will be taking place throughout the exhibition.

23 July - 1 October
Platform Gallery Open Exhibition

Get yourself exhibited in the Platform Gallery!  This mixed media craft exhibition will feature selected works from across the North of England. 
Deadline for submissions 28 May.  Entry fee will apply.  See www.ribblevalley.gov.uk/platformgallery for details.

In the Education Gallery:

23 July - 6 August 
Selected GSCE artworks from Ribblesdale High School

15 October  - 24 December 2011
Small Words

This exhibition takes delight in all things minute and miniature.
Marvel at the skill of crafts people who create their own tiny worlds from metal, wood, textiles and ceramics.  From teeny automata to flying fairies and magical paper worlds, this exhibition will amaze and delight viewers of all ages!


15 October - 24 December
Winter Worlds Christmas Craft Exhibition
Be dazzled by our amazing selection of beautiful hand made goods, many made by artists in the Ribble Valley.  It's the only place to come for that truly unique and inspiring gift!

In the Education Gallery

until 29 November

Small and personal worlds
Wall works by Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Young Carers working with artist Mark Mason.  The group worked together to create their own unique portraits using miniature block printing techniques.

1 - 5 November

Ceramics from Pendle Pottery

This exhibition contains a wide variety of ceramics made by complete beginners up to experienced potters. Everything on show has been made in the heart of the Ribble Valley at the Pendle Pottery workshop. A wide range of pieces made from a variety of different clays from porcelain jewellery to heavily grogged large stoneware sculptures. Definitely an inspirational exhibition celebrating the creativity of the people from the Ribble Valley.