UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

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REALISING LANDSCAPE

The Space, CARO, Bruton

21 - 27 April 2018

Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth, present a new body of work in an exhibition that looks at landscape as a site of exchange between material and the maker. Their work challenges the relationship between the imagined and the actual, where landscape occupies the critical space between thought and process. Booth and Bainbridge treat this liminal space as a site where human narratives can be challenged and re-written through the interaction with the natural. Their use of material is integral to the work, with wood transformed into objects symbolic of human ritual, and cloth saturated in iron and earth to produce architectural, woven images.

The Space, Grove Alley, Quaperlake Street, Bruton

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TALK | Landscape in Practice

Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton

Sat 21 April, 11.30am - 1pm 

To accompany the opening of their exhibition, artists Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth of Forest + Found invite you to join them in conversation as they discuss their relationship to landscape through material, craft and contemporary art practice. They will explore in depth their approach to sourcing raw material, the need to form deep relationships to the land and the resulting impact on the work they make.

Free Event,  RSVP to contact@forest-and-found.com


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ARBOUR

Jaggedart, London

11 - 28 April 2018

Shelter, serenity, calming contemplation – the trees provide a space for sorrow or joy

Laura Ellen Bacon – Danielle Creenaune – Forest + Found - Juliet and Jamie Gutch – Paul Schutze - Patricia Swannell

28a Devonshire St, Marylebone, London


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JERWOOD DRAWING PRIZE

Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury

11 April - 5 May 2018

The largest and longest-running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, presented in collaboration with Bath Spa University. Selected from original drawings, the Jerwood Drawing Prize has established a reputation for its commitment to championing excellence, and to promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice. The exhibition provides a platform to showcase the work of UK-based drawing practitioners, from student to established, and as a project helps to define a wider understanding of the role and value of drawing in creative practice.

Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury Christchurch University, St Peter's St, Canterbury

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SHOWCASE: YSP

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

2 May - 4 June 2018

To coincide with the exhibition of artist Giuseppe Penone's work in the YSP landscape, we will be showcasing a new collection of our work in the YSP's main entrance window space. Dedicated to celebrating contemporary craft and applied arts, the window space showcases the work of established and up-and-coming artists, designers and makers. 

More details coming soon.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield


PAST EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

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JERWOOD DRAWING PRIZE

The Edge, Bath University, Bath

10 February - 31 March 2018

The largest and longest-running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, presented in collaboration with Bath Spa University. Selected from original drawings, the Jerwood Drawing Prize has established a reputation for its commitment to championing excellence, and to promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice. The exhibition provides a platform to showcase the work of UK-based drawing practitioners, from student to established, and as a project helps to define a wider understanding of the role and value of drawing in creative practice.

The Edge, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath

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COLLECT OPEN: COLLECT 2018

Saatchi Gallery, London

22 - 25 February 2018

The Crafts Council's annual exhibition Collect brings together 35 galleries from four continents for a celebration of making, extraordinary in both scale and scope. Museum-quality works and installations from hundreds of the most talented makers in the UK, USA, South Korea, Japan, France, Norway, Italy, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden will offer visitors and collectors a multidisciplinary overview of the people, processes, materials and ideas defining international craft in 2018. From the makers sustaining and enhancing historic craft techniques to experimental artists breaking material boundaries and pioneering new processes, Collect provides an immersive and wide-ranging snapshot of what craft means today, and a glimpse of what it might become in the future.

We will be exhibiting in Collect Open, which provides an opportunity for contemporary makers to challenge perceptions of art and craft and gives a platform to the fresh ideas, materials and concepts set to shape the evolution of craft in the UK.

Saatchi Gallery, King's Road, Chelsea, London

Find out more and book tickets here


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Assortment X

Jaggedart, London

9 January - 3 February 2018

Unique . Beautiful . Handmade

Jaggedart presents their first exhibition of 2018 showcasing artworks and objects from the gallery's collection alongside work by guest artists.

om Henderson - Priscilla Purcell - Lara Scobie - Forest+Found - Thurle Wright - Jude Tucker - Kazuhito Takadoi - Lucas Ferreira - Valeria Nascimento - Alison Gautrey - Dido Crosby - Paul Schütze - Juliet and Jamie Gutch

28a Devonshire St, Marylebone, London


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MAKER + PLACE presents: CONTEMPORARY OBJECTS ONLINE

Sotheby's, New York

5 - 22 January 2018

For the first time ever, Sotheby’s introduces Maker + Place as the leading curator of contemporary pieces connecting us to our traditions and values, and as a marker for the future of design.

Sotheby’s is delighted to announce Maker + Place Presents: Contemporary Objects Online. Bidding will be open from 5 – 22 January 2018 and the exhibition will be on view in their New York galleries on 10 – 22 January 2018. The sale highlights designers who elevate the everyday with contemporary objects rooted in deep narratives and craftsmanship. This Sotheby’s exclusive collection showcases attractive price points, with most property having no reserve, and the work of today’s most important emerging makers.

1334 York Avenue, New York

Find out more and register to bid here


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JERWOOD DRAWING PRIZE

East Gallery: NUA, Norwich

14 November 2017 - 20 January 2018

The largest and longest-running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, presented in collaboration with Bath Spa University. Selected from original drawings, the Jerwood Drawing Prize has established a reputation for its commitment to championing excellence, and to promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice. The exhibition provides a platform to showcase the work of UK-based drawing practitioners, from student to established, and as a project helps to define a wider understanding of the role and value of drawing in creative practice.

Cavendish House, St Andrews Street

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DEEPLY DESIRED

Jaggedart, London

6 - 22 December 2017

Unique . Beautiful . Handmade

Jaggedart presents a Christmas exhibition with an eclectic salon-style show of artworks and objects from the gallery's collection and work by guest artists.

28a Devonshire St, Marylebone, London


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NEW TRUTH TO MATERIALS: WOOD

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Sussex

8 September 2017 - 1 January 2018

A fascinating exploration into our emotional response to wood – one of the most versatile natural materials – through a diverse and eclectic group of contemporary and traditional artists, designers and craftsmen from the last hundred years, including Graham Sutherland, Sebastian Cox, Anna Maria Pacheco and Forest & Found.

New Truth to Materials: Wood is the first in a series of multi-disciplinary exhibitions at Ditchling that consider how we respond and relate to materials and objects, addressing how artists, craftspeople and designers harness our emotional engagement with different materials and consequently exploit, manipulate and reinforce this in their work.

Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling

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THROUGH THE WOODS

Jaggedart, London

15 November - 2 December 2017

At this time of year woods change, leaves fall, branches bare. These artists capture the transformation in the trees, focus on details or use the material in different ways. 

Jaggedart presents an exhibition of the following artists work: Philip Braham, paintings | Soojin Kang, textiles | Solange Leon, drawings | Paul Schütze, photographs | Patricia Swannell, prints | Kazuhito Takadoi, grass and twig pieces | and an installation on wooden pieces by Forest + Found. 

28a Devonshire St, Marylebone, London


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SPOONFUL

Flow Gallery, London

15 September - 4 November 2017

A showcase of spoons during London Design Week. Today the humble spoon often goes unnoticed. This spoon showcase aims to take a closer look at the spoon. From the subtle differences in form – a narrower neck, a longer stem, a deeper bowl to concepts embodied in this common object. Showcasing how the modest form of the spoon can be reconsidered.

1-5 Needham Road, London

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EXHIBITION TOUR: JERWOOD DRAWING PRIZE

Jerwood Space, London

7 - 8.30pm, 2 October 2017

A tour of the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 exhibition led by artist and writer, Kathryn Lloyd, with exhibiting artists Kelly Best, Abigail Booth, Jim Hobbs and Ana Mendes in attendance.

Kathryn Lloyd is an artist and writer based in London. She studied MA Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh, and completed The Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School in 2013. She has contributed to various arts publications including Art Monthly, Art Review, Aesthetica and Scottish Art News. Recent commissions include catalogue texts for Entangled: Threads & Making at Turner Contemporary in Margate and Shaping the Void II at Tannery Arts. Lloyd is also a founding member of Line Magazine and the Line Collective, formed in Edinburgh in 2010. In 2016 she was Writer in Residence at Jerwood Visual Arts.

This event is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite

171 Union St, London

 


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UNEARTHED: INSTALLATION (FILM)

Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

4 September - 1 October 2017

In 2017 Forest + Found took up a Makers’ Residency at the Pitt Rivers Museum as part of the Museum’s HLF-funded VERVE: Need / Make / Use project. In response, they took abstract and unknown objects within the archaeology collections as a starting point for thinking about the way we interpret objects that resurface throughout time. Unearthed is a film that looks to change the way we view the collection by reconnecting the audience to the complex relationships humans have evolved with their surrounding landscape and natural resources. Through the discovery and working of materials by hand, the film builds an immersive narrative of the back-and-forth between the natural source and layering of creative process.

Installation (second floor)
Duration: 5 minutes, 28 seconds

South Parks Road, Oxford

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BRITISH CRAFT PAVILION

London Design Fair, London

21 - 24 September 2017

Dedicated to craft during the London Design Festival, the British Craft Pavilion returns to the London Design Fair for its second edition. Curated by Hole & Corner magazine the pavilion will present a group of talented contemporary British-based makers: from woodworkers to ceramicists, blacksmiths to textiles practitioners, leatherworkers to printmakers.

Thursday 10:00am - 7:00pm, Trade / 8:00pm - 11:00pm, Private View
Friday 11:00am - 6:00pm, Trade
Saturday, 11:00am - 6:00pm, Public
Sunday, 11:00am - 6:00pm, Public

Find us at Stand 18 (ground floor)
26 Hanbury Street, London

Book Tickets here


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PIECEWORK COLLECTIVE

402 West 13th Street, New York

14 - 17 September 2017

Piecework Collective is an annual exhibition that is held each year in New York, NY. The show brings together the work of textile artists from around the world who explore unique aesthetics, processes and materials in their individual approach to quilting. The 2017 Piecework Collective show will take place September 14th - 17th in New York, NY to coincide with New York Textile Month. This year's show will feature new work from Abigail BoothMeg CallahanSeason EvansCoulter FussellRachel HayesMariah GillespieLesley GoldKiva MotnykHeidi ParkesLindsay SteadErin Wilson and Lena Wolff.

Thursday 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Private View
Friday 11:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, 11:00am - 6:00pm

402 West 13th Street, New York

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CHROMATIC GEOGRAPHY: NATURAL DYES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Craft Ontario Gallery, Toronto

8 June - 26 August 2017

Chromatic Geography examines new trends, and presents a diversity of approaches to the use of natural dyes, from scientific research and raw material development, to innovative, contemporary applications in craft, fashion, design and art, with personal approaches to materials and aesthetics. Curated by Rachel MacHenry and Thea Haines, with the work of: BioDye, Liam Blackburn, Studio Blond & Beiber, Abigail Booth, Caroline Forde, GItte Hansen, Mackenzie Kelly-FrereHiroko Karuno, Jason Logan – Toronto Ink Co, Maiwa, Matson + Palmer, Rowland Ricketts, Meghan Spielman and Gabriela Zurita.

Chromatic Geography was generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council.

1106 Queen Street West, Toronto

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MAX BAINBRIDGE / ABIGAIL BOOTH