“Make it OK” at the Crafts Study Centre: a conversation and a symposium

The Crafts Study Centre, in collaboration with the International Textile Research Centre for Textiles at the University for the Creative Arts, is presenting the touring exhibition entitled “What Do I Need to Do to Make it Ok?” from 5 January to 5 March 2016. There will be two events open to the public.

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A CONVERSATION – WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO MAKE IT OK? 27 JANUARY 2016

Join Professor Martin Charter, Director of The Centre for Sustainable Design and Professor Simon Olding, Director of the Crafts Study Centre, and contribute to a conversation about the role of repair in both contemporary craft practice and its application to the field of design practice. The Centre for Sustainable Design takes a leading role in international as well as local projects, and runs the innovative Farnham Repair Café.

RECEPTION : 5.30pm EVENT : 6.00 – 7.00pm
TICKETS : £5.00 and are limited to 12 in number, so are sold on a first served basis.

SYMPOSIUM – ON DAMAGE AND REPAIR 2 MARCH 2016

The Crafts Study Centre in collaboration with the International Textile Research Centre for Textiles is presenting a new exhibition curated by Liz Cooper from 5 January to 5 March 2016. The exhibition includes specially commissioned work using stitch and other media to explore damage and repair, disease and medicine, healing and restoration, to landscapes, bodies, minds and objects.
A one day symposium will be held at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham on 2 March 2016. The keynote speakers for the symposium are the ceramic artist Bouke de Vries and the textile artist Freddie Robins.
After a peer review process, the following speakers have been invited to present papers: Stella Adams-Schofield; Charlotte Bilby; Colette Dobson; Marie Lefebvre; Marlene Little; Victoria Mitchell; Celia Pym and Claire Wellesley-Smith. Their subjects cover themes such as: anatomy; sustainability; prisoner quilts; photography and health and community.
TICKETS : £45.00 / £15 Students and unwaged – includes lunch and must be booked and paid for in advance
REGISTRATION : 10.00am at the Crafts Study Centre SYMPOSIUM : 10.30am – 5.00pm
RECEPTION : 5.00pm – 6.30pm – a reception and viewing of the accompanying exhibition will be held for symposium delegates.

Bookings for both events should be made directly with the Centre, which can be contacted on 01252 891450 or by email at craftscentre@ucreative.ac.uk. It is open Tuesdays – Fridays 10-5 and Saturday 10-4.

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