CURRENT EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS


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'THE WILD DYER' BOOK LAUNCH

Botany Shop, London

7 - 9 pm, 26 October 2017

Join us for the official launch of our new book 'The Wild Dyer' at the beautiful Botany Shop on Chatsworth Road. The evening will start with a small introduction to the book followed by some simple swatch dyeing with seasonal dye plants and drinks to celebrate. Signed copies of the book will be available to buy, with a free packet of dye plant seeds harvested from our allotment included with every copy bought.

5 Chatsworth Road, London, E5 0LH

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JERWOOD DRAWING PRIZE

Jerwood Space, London

13 September - 22 October 2017

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 exhibition featuring our wall piece Offset Lattice will be on tour for a year at the venues below:

Jerwood Space, London: 13 September - 22 October 2017
East Gallery, Norwich University of Arts: 14 November 2017 - 6 January 2018
The Edge, Bath University: 10 February - 31 March 2018
Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury Christchurch University: 12 April - 6 May 2018

171 Union St, London SE1 0LN

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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, W11 2RP

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AUTUMN FORAGING DYE WORKSHOP

Botany Shop, London

Saturday 11 & Thursday 16 November

Learn all about natural dyeing in this two and a half hour workshop that will teach you how to develop a spectrum of colour swatches from seasonal dye plants. Abigail will guide you through the process of setting up dye vats using local plants available to forage for in the autumn months. You will come away with a collection of swatches having developed a colour chart using different natural fabrics and threads reflective of the season’s colour palette.

All materials included.

Botany Shop, 5 Chatsworth Road, London

Find out more and book a place here


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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, BN6 8SP

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QUILT MAKING: SELVEDGE MAGAZINE

Chateau Dumas, France

18 - 25 August 2018

Join us for a week of quilt making with textile artist Abigail Booth of Forest and Found and Selvedge magazine and learn how to piece and hand stitch an abstract quilt from a selection of new and vintage, naturally dyed fabric scraps. Abigail's improvisational and experimental approach to quilt-making is the perfect way to introduce beginners to the craft as well as challenging those with previous experience. You'll be encouraged to think about colour and composition in a free and playful way with Abigail to guide you through the process from start to finish and instil you with the confidence to be adventurous and bold with your choices.

Skills Learnt: Patchwork, Quilting, Natural Dyes

Chateau Dumas, Auty, France

Find out more and book a place here


PAST EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS


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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 SE1 0LN

 


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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, OX1 3PP

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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, E1 6QR

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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VISUAL ARTS . CRAFTSMANSHIP . STUDIO PRACTICE