Craftspace Curates

Craftspace Curates

Craftspace Curates: Exploring craft in an expanded field

A exhibit in a gallery which looks like a makeshift market stall.

Ongoing project
at mac birmingham

See Carrie Fertig’s exciting performance for glass percussion and fire at mac birmingham this September.
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The Craftspace Curates season, in partnership with mac Birmingham, continues throughout 2016, our 30th year, and will encourage audiences to consider the role of craft and the maker in society through a series of commissions and events which include live performance, film, digital media and public art.

We want to investigate ways in which contemporary craft practice can inhabit the whole environment of an arts centre (and in the case of mac the park environment). We aim to challenge where people expect to see craft, not just in the gallery or shop but across the whole of the arts centre and its facilities.

Events

The season began in 2015 with the exhibition Will Shannon:The Closet Craftsman and had included a new play, Yarning by Birmingham artist Trevor Pitt, which tells remarkable stories from women about their lifelong relationship with wool – knitting, spinning, felting and weaving. The next events are perfmormances by artist Carrie Fertig alongside musicians for the Torcher Chamber Arkestra.

Celebration

Craftspace began life at mac in 1986 and this season of events leads up to our 30th Anniversary year in 2016.

Working with…

mac birmingham

With over 920,000 visits every year mac birmingham has served as one of the country’s foremost arts centres for over 50 years. With artists and audiences at its heart we provide opportunities for people from all backgrounds to see, hear and, most importantly, make art. mac is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, also funded by Birmingham City Council and partners.

Where Next?

Inside a gallery a woman is performing with tools and glass, there is a large flame, other galss vesssels are filled with water.

See the performance fusing glass making and music.

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A new play by Trevor Pitt.

A exhibit in a gallery which looks like a makeshift market stall.

Read about Will Shannon’s new commission.

A small model of a tram made out of found materials such as cardboard packaging.

Plan a visit to our new exhibition.