Bubble Machine!

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On Sunday 25th March celebrate the end of our Marvellous Mechanicals tour with an extra day of opening at Platform Gallery, Clitheroe and make a kinetic Bubble Machine with Martin Smith! Clitheroe is holding its ArtWalk event on Sunday 25 March and Platform Gallery is taking part, open 11-4.  We’re delighted that Marvellous Mechanicals artist Martin Smith is running a fantastic workshop where you can make a kinetic sculpture. The … Read More →

Free Marvellously Mechanical workshops this half term at Platform Gallery, Clitheroe!

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Free Marvellously Mechanical workshops this half term at Platform Gallery, Clitheroe! Free Workshops for Half Term at Platform Gallery, Clitheroe Come along to some fantastic family friendly workshops at Platform Gallery this February Half Term. On Tuesday 13th, 10.30-12.30 you can make a wire Talking Head with Nik Ramage  and on Friday 16th, 2-4:30 it’s Afternoon Anemometer with Jim Bond. Both workshops are FREE to take part in but places … Read More →

Coming soon to Craven Museum & Gallery!

Join us on Saturday 5 August to celebrate the opening of Marvellous Mechanicals at the next stop on the tour, Craven Museum & Gallery in Skipton. Join our mailing list (on the Home page) or check back here soon for more details about the opening and exciting workshops with exhibition artists Nik Ramage and Jim Bond.

We’re open in Settle

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Textil/ Juvel: Contemporary Craft from West Sweden is now open at The Folly in Settle. Showcasing the work of seven artists and makers from Gothenburg and around, the exhibition is a snapshot of ideas and processes in textiles and jewellery. Using materials as diverse as reindeer leather, melon seeds, electroplated twigs and readymade backpacks, the work seeks to explore areas of interest for the artists: the passing of time, our … Read More →

Make it Slow opens in Pateley Bridge

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Make it Slow is now open in No 6 Studio Gallery, Pateley Bridge- the fourth venue in the exhibition’s leisurely journey from Scarborough to Accrington. We’ve had a great response to the exhibition so far so if you haven’t seen it yet, you have until 6 August before it moves to The Old Courthouse in Thirsk, and finally to Accrington Library in September. We also have some exciting events planned … Read More →

Crafts Magazine reviews Make it Slow

Crafts Magazine review of Make it Slow

We are thrilled that Make it Slow has been reviewed in the internationally read and respected Crafts Magazine. You can read writer Helen Cobby’s full piece here. She highlights the: “stimulating juxtapositions of techniques, uncovering unusual relations between practices as well as a rich, vibrant variety of colours and textures. The integrity and diversity on show is a joyful achievement, as well as a challenge: how should we relate to contemporary craft and consumer culture?” … Read More →

Great Northern Graduates – the Curator’s Cut

Great Northern Graduates with Grace Whowell

Make it Slow curator, Grace Whowell, has been working with the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair to select work for the Graduates section of this prestigious event.   Grace selected fourteen of the UK’s top creative graduates to exhibit their degree show collections at the event, which took place in Manchester on 10-13 October. For many of the graduates this represented their first commercial opportunity since graduating this summer. The … Read More →