Collaboration, Connection, Collision

6 May - 6 June 2017

West Dean College

Contemporary makers have brought to the surfacethe synthesis of the senses, by evolving improvisation, experimentation and innovation.

Crafts are seen as interactions or results between the maker the viewer and the intangible concept.


Music and crafts imply physical relations in order to be experienced; their distinctive essences are always affected by the spaces within which they are displayed or performed.

The exhibition considers the fusion and interrelation of music, art and crafts, showcasing the impact of different approaches as concepts, and experiments in crafts practice, and raises questions about the relevance of both context and content.

It explores the multi-sensual experiences, and reflects on the visual, auditory, olfactory and tactile components of the artwork.

Stephanie Buttle Position 6
Stephanie Buttle Position 6

Ceramics Position 6 describes an nonexisting 6th ballet position in classical ballet training. The work takes on an abstract figurative representation, offering a narrative around the politics of intimacy and the complexities of relationship. your image.

Matthew Harris FieldNotes
Matthew Harris FieldNotes

Textiles Field Notes, is an alternative approach to the interrelation of music with crafts, combining the principles of Art and Craft movement with the music revolution of the 60’s to unconventionally fuse individualism and improvisation

Shelley James Sixth Sense and Cochle
Shelley James Sixth Sense and Cochle

Glass Shelley James’s practice explores the themes of perception and reality from a personal viewpoint.

Stephanie Buttle Position 6
Stephanie Buttle Position 6

Ceramics Position 6 describes an nonexisting 6th ballet position in classical ballet training. The work takes on an abstract figurative representation, offering a narrative around the politics of intimacy and the complexities of relationship. your image.

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