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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 range styles of 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 - 4 January 2020

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.

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