Curated by Helen Carnac, funded by Craftspace. Elizabeth Turrell's work features in this prestigious exhibition that explores how contemporary craftspeople respond to ideas about slowing down how they work, what they produce and the importance of contributing to a more sustainable society.
The Slow Movement, to which the Slow Food movement is connected, began as a reaction to our fast-paced consumer culture. It calls for more local production, valuing where things come from, and creating communities and a sense of belonging through being part of a shared activity. We think that the crafts have always done this. In this exhibition you can see how makers from different countries show in their work and making processes, the value of taking time.
17th Oct 2009 – 4th Jan 2010 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery www.bmag.org.uk/events?id=25
18 January – 22 March 2010 Dovecot Studios (Innovative Craft), 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT
2 April – 6 June 2010 Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Notts. S80 3LW
4 August– 25 September 2010 Millennium Court Arts Centre, William Street, Portadown, Northern Ireland, BT62 3NX
13 October – 20 November 2010 University of Hertfordshire Gallery, Hatfield Road, St. Albans, AL1 3RS
6 December 2010 – 1 February 2011 Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1BY
12 February – 9 April 2011 Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AJ
9 May 2011 – 20 June 2011 Platform Gallery, Station Road, Clitheroe, Lancs. BB7 2JT