Bathing Beauties touring exhibition 2008 – 2015

Image:’Bathing Beauties: Reimagining the Beach Hut for the 21st Century’, installed at 20:21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe in summer 2013. ‘Bathing Beauties’ was a long running touring exhibition from The National Centre for Craft & Design, that I managed from 2010 onwards. It consisted of over 110 architectural models, a selected response to a … More Bathing Beauties touring exhibition 2008 – 2015

David Gates’ furniture commission for ‘Beauty is the First Test’

With the kind support of The National Centre for Craft & Design (NCCD), I was delighted to commission David Gates to make five unique pieces  of exhibition ‘furniture’ to showcase samples, models, small finished pieces, and photo and sketch books about five makers: Gail Baxter, Stella Harding, Carol Quarini, Margo Selby and David himself. Image … More David Gates’ furniture commission for ‘Beauty is the First Test’

Beauty is the First Test – Touring Exhibition 2012-2014

This exhibition explores how knowledge of either contemporary craft practice or mathematics may increase appreciation of both. The title is from a 1940 essay by accomplished mathematician G H Hardy who declared: ‘The mathematician’s patterns, like the painter’s or the poet’s, must be beautiful, the ideas, like the colours or the words, must fit together … More Beauty is the First Test – Touring Exhibition 2012-2014