Platform Gallery 2019 Exhibition and Event Programme

Crafting Change

19 January - 30 March

Crafting Change explores how a diverse group of contemporary makers explore issues and definitions of sustainability as they develop their practice into the 21st Century. Making usually means generating more 'stuff' and using resources and energy. The textiles, metal and precious stone industries are some of the most polluting in the world and workers are often exploited, working in life-threatening conditions for meagre pay. The mining and shipping of raw materials for ceramics creates a massive carbpn footprint. How do craftspeople reconcile this with their production of luxury, non-essential items?

In The Mix

Willow Hare Sculpture Workshop with Joe Gregory from Creative With Nature

16 March

10.45am - 4.00pm Weaving with willow to create sculpture, there will be a maximum 8 people on the course. Over the day learn basic weaving techniques to create your own willow sculpture. Ideal for the garden or home. Suitable for beginners. www.creativewithnature.co.uk  facebook/creativewith nature  twitter/ creativeWnature  Instagram/creativewithnature To book contact Joe on mobile 07588944166 or email joe@creativewithnature.co.uk

Craft Open 2019

20 April - 30 June

The Platform Gallery's annual exhibition, known for highlighting the wealth of talented craft makers surrounding the Platform Gallery. Connecting visitors with local contemporary makers and their crafts. Awards will be presented for a Selectors’ Prize, Ribble Valley Prize, Best Newcomer Prize & the People’s Prize. Visit the show and cast your vote on the exhibit that has inspired you the most.

In The Mix

Willow Bird Sculpture Workshop with Joe Gregory from Creative With Nature

29 June

10.45 - 4, willow sculpture lends itself really well to birds. Weave a Heron, or a Chicken, a Goose or a Pheasant. You choose on this 1 day course, take home a beautiful willow bird. Price: £75. There will be a maximum 8 people on the course. Over the day learn basic weaving techniques to create your own willow sculpture. Ideal for the garden or home. Suitable for beginners. www.creativewithnature.co.uk  facebook/creativewith nature  twitter/ creativeWnature  Instagram/creativewithnature To book contact Joe on mobile 07588944166 or email joe@creativewithnature.co.uk

Inprint

13 July - 21 September

An exhibition which demonstrates the wide range of styles in Printmaking, from the traditional to the innovative. Established artists who are experts in their respective areas of print are coming together in this inspiring collaboration.

Northern Star 2019

5 October - 24 December

Guiding you to the best of British craft talent this winter. Showcasing the best of British making, Northern Star provides inspiration for that perfect handmade gift or treat. Join us as we celebrate creativity this Christmas season.

Julia Swarbrick - Relief Printing and Monoprint an Introduction to Printmaking

Saturday 12 October
 
10:30am – 4:00pm £45

This workshop is a great introduction to the joys of printmaking. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Enjoy a relaxing day of creativity as artist and printmaker Julia Swarbrick takes you through the processes step by step with plenty of space for creative invention. In one day you will explore monoprinting, relief and intaglio processes both with and without a press. You will take home a set of plates and a box of your own handmade prints.

Jane O'Neil - Fused Glass Workshop, Flower Panel

Tuesday 15 October 1-4pm £50

Join me at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe to create your own fused glass standing flower panel.

During this two and a half hour workshop you will learn how to layer powdered glass, frit and stringers together with hand cut pieces of glass to create your own unique piece. No previous skills are needed.Each participant will make a piece approximately 35 x 10 cm in size.

You will create your flat piece of glass during the workshop. After the workshop I will fuse your work in my kiln and then fire it for a second time over a mould to create the final piece.Your work will be ready for collection from the Platform Gallery a week later or can be posted at an additional cost of £5. Book online www.abundantglass.co.uk, contact Jane 07962071471 jane@abundantglass.co.uk

Julia Swarbrick - Kitchen Lithography

Saturday, 19 October
 
10:30- 3:30pm £45

Kitchen Lithography is an exciting way to create your own lithographs straight from your drawings without the need for noxious chemicals. Instead we use things you might find in your Kitchen such as cola, vinegar and pancake syrup. You will be guided through these fun techniques for creating your own artwork. Learning the process and how to try the techniques at home. Gum Arabic Transfer turns ordinary photos, photocopies and drawings into fine art prints. 
More information can be found at www.swarbiearts.co.uk email at jswarbie@swarbiearts.co.uk or telephone her on 07930374512 for further information on the workshops
Bookings can be made through Eventbrite http://printmakingworkshops.eventbrite.com/

Julia Swarbrick - Lino printing with Colour Workshop 

Friday 8 November

10:30am – 4:00pm £45

Produce simple linocuts from your own designs or take some inspiration from images specially selected for you. Learn easy and effective printing techniques and take home your own boxed set of bespoke greeting/Christmas cards and a hand printed tote bag.

More information can be found at www.swarbiearts.co.uk email at jswarbie@swarbiearts.co.uk or telephone her on 07930374512 for further information on the workshops
Bookings can be made through Eventbrite http://printmakingworkshops.eventbrite.com/

Julia Swarbrick - Collagraph

Weekend 7- 8 December
Saturday 10:30 am-3:30pm and Sunday 10:30 – 3:00pm £65

Explore this versatile printmaking technique over two days. You will discover how to make printing plates using tape, foil, card, caborundum and assortment of collected materials both natural and manmade. It’s great for recycling. With cutting, gluing and layering you will construct your plates. Once your plates are ready you will be applying inks and printing your plate on either an etching press or die cutting machine. By the end of the session you will have a created a selection of handmade collagraph prints and a box to take them home in.

More information can be found at www.swarbiearts.co.uk email at jswarbie@swarbiearts.co.uk or telephone her on 07930374512 for further information on the workshops
Bookings can be made through Eventbrite http://printmakingworkshops.eventbrite.com/

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