6 September 2019 to 5 January 2020
"Tir", meaning land, in the Cywrain’ space showcases a variety of makers from Wales, Ireland, and Scotland whose work is influenced by the material of the land or by its form, movement and colour.
Woolly Mammoth Fabric
Lise Bech, Dail Behennah, Mary Butcher, Mandy Coates, John Cowan, Mary Crabb, Jane Crisp, Jenny Crisp, Alison Dickens, Laura Ellen Bacon, Lizzie Farey, Rosie Farey, Eddie Glew, Charlie Groves, Stella Harding, Joe Hogan, Peter Howcroft, Tim Johnson, Anna King, Rachel Max, Annemarie O’Sullivan, Sarah Paramor, Dominic Parette, Polly Pollock, Ruth Pybus & David Brown, Clare Revera, Caroline Sharp, Lorna Singleton, Maggie Smith, Lois Walpole
A truly ancient craft, Basketry still adheres to its basic principles and methods of construction, albeit in myriad forms. Contemporary practitioners combine materials and techniques, using both traditional and modern ways of making to spectacular effect. Basketry: Function & Ornament looks at current practice of some thirty makers from throughout the UK. It brings together functional vernacular work from various parts of the country, alongside pieces that are sculptural and ornamental. It is a survey of a craft that has been somewhat sidelined in times of great technological advances, yet offers a sustainable answer to so much of our modern day throw-away habits.
Curated by Gregory Parsons.
"Bags, Bottles & Baskets" – solo show
Inverness Museum and Gallery, Scotland: Foyer Gallery
15 June to 3 August 2019 (now finished)
Description, courtesy of Inverness Museum:
In this collection Sarah Paramor explores materials that inspire her — everything from corsetry boning to tape measures, moss to maps — making unconventionalbags, bottle-covers and baskets fit for the runway.
This project has been supported by a Highland Visual Artist & Craft Maker Award.
Worshipful Company of Basketmakers 450th Anniversary Trade Fair: "Basketry: Weaving the Circle of Life"
The Old Library at Guildhall
Tuesday 19th February 2019
This was a wonderful celebration of basketry, with an extraordinary collection of varied baskets in one room!
Sarah exhibited work in two materials (hairmoss and corsetry boning) on two stands: