30th January 2017
‘In The Making’, a group show by BA (Hons) Contemporary Craft students, is due to open in the York College Gallery on 3rd February 2017.
The exhibition will showcase the talents of third year students as they undertake their final year of study. The eight artists: Lydia Munro, Jake Augur, Layla Khoo, Daniel Nyman, Olivia Lawrenson, Dawn Ridsdel, Alex Palmer and Sharon Wilkinson address contemporary relationships with craft and how craft is perceived today. The decorative, the functional and the thought-provoking will be on show; from beautiful handmade silver jewellery, ceramic jars and contemporary 3D printed works, through to sculptural works addressing themes of loss and environmental damage.
Art & Design Technician Dawn Ridsdel says: “In a world which is becoming increasingly homogenised and automated, the simple act of making becomes both a refuge and a necessary means of expression of the original and the unique. The title of the exhibition, ‘In The Making’ reflects how we, as learners, are being formed into the artists of tomorrow, and how the things we make shape us and the world around us as much as we shape them.”
‘In The Making’ is due to run until 9th February 2017 in the York College Gallery and is sponsored by Stage One Creative Services Ltd.