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Platform Gallery 2012 Exhibitions

Platform Gallery 2012 Exhibitions

21st January - 17th March 2012 
Matt Roby - The Fateful Fable of Thirteen
A National Touring exhibition organised by the Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk. A collection of weirdly wonderful illustrations and sculptures brought to life through an extraordinary tale.  Image by John Baxter.

Lucy Harvey  -  Curiosity Cabinet
Jewellery and small sculptures made from found and assembled objects.

5th May - 14th July
Open Craft Exhibition

The gallery's annual open exhibition.  Craftmakers from across the North of England are invited to apply to be considered for selection. Selected makers are exhibited together in this vibrant and eclectic exhibition.  Furniture, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass and mixed media works hang side by side in this celebration of the hand-made. Vote for your favourite piece in the show through the People's Choice Award.

16th June - 14th July in our Education Gallery

Ribble Valley Prize-winner Exhibition - Yasuyo Cooper
In 2011 Yasuyo Cooper of Clitheroe was awarded the Ribble Valley Prize in the Open Craft Exhibition and invited to have a solo exhibition in 2012. Yasuyo will create an installation using paper and textile techniques inspired by her Japanese heritage. Visitors will be encouraged to contribute to the installation, demonstrations and workshop opportunities will also be available.

28th July - 6th October
Lancashire Witches 400th Anniversary Exhibition

Artists' responses to the social, religious and political issues of the time of the witch trials.

4th - 15th September
'Tales From The Welsh Wood'   - Textile Works by Julie Bull in The Education Gallery
Julie Bull was the winner of the Platform Gallery Open Selector's Prize and also recently won the Craft & Design Selected Silver Award for Textiles. She uses recycled fabrics to create multi layered, appliquéd and embroidered illustrations that explore childhood memories and narratives. Patchwork, appliqué, kantha stitching and hand embroidery are blended into a quilt like cloth rich in imagery, colour and texture.

20th October - 12th January 2013 
Winter Lux
Beautifully handmade crafts, ideal and unique gifts for Christmas. A broad selection of the best makers work crafted in the U.K with prices range to suit all budgets from stocking fillers to that wow! present. .....featuring our Lighting Showcase - stunning lighting made by a wave of new makers creating unusual, versatile and magical lighting.

Weekends in December 2012
Artists' Christmas Craft Stalls in weekends in December. See craftspeople at work and buy unique pieces directly from them. A unique Christmas shopping experience in the heart of picturesque Ribble Valley.

The Education Gallery

30 October-3 November
Ceramic work by members of Pendle Pottery

6 -15 November GRAHAM'S HEADS
by Graham Hough
A diverse and, sometimes, humorous collection of ceramic heads and busts modelled in terracotta by Graham Hough. One group of heads depicts demons, grotesques, ghouls, the malevolent, simple souls, victims and villains, many inspired by Arthur Rackman and similar illustrators. The second collection of 'The Great War' character heads is in tribute to the men and women of all nations who fought in the 'War to End all Wars'.