Contemporary Narratives: School of Craft & Design Student Project
16 August - 3 December 2016
Crafts Study Centre
Presenting work created as a response to the Crafts Study Centre’s modern craft collections.
Contemporary Narratives links twelve MA and MRes University for the Creative Arts students. It explores the Crafts Study Centre’s abundant collections, from a different viewpoint.
Authentic and engaging, the exhibition challenges the perception of 20th-century British crafts and highlights the excitement of the unlimited and sometimes unexpected interpretation of creative practices.
The students have drawn on the insights provided by a variety of disciplines alongside that of history - skill, maker’s life, materials and techniques – to deliver an exceptional new body of work.
This work - a product of observation, research, and visual analysis - is harmoniously juxtaposed with the original objects, which are displayed throughout the Crafts Study Centre.
Contemporary Narratives honours modern British crafts and celebrates timeless creativity.