Contemporary art at NCCD

Seeing red as work by Japenese artist Miaso Watanabe is showcased at NCCD exhibition in October

Seeing red as work by Japenese artist Miaso Watanabe is showcased at NCCD exhibition in October

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Here & Now will be the first major curated exhibition of contemporary tapestry England has seen in over 20 years.

The exhibition is being showcased by National Centre for Craft and Design from October 1 to January 15.

Head of exhibitions is Bryony Windsor who said: “As a venue, NCCD is committed to championing national and international craft and design.”

International artists from Australia, Norway, Latvia, Japan and the USA are all exhibiting their contemporary tapestry pieces in the Main Gallery at NCCD.

Here & Now is challenging the notion that tapestry is a dying craft, and demonstrates how the art of tapestry still holds a firm place as being contemporary and relevant on a global scale.

Bryony added: “It is a privilege to dedicate NCCD’s main gallery to international stars who are creating inspiring, provocative, exquisite and daring tapestries of our time.”

There will be private viewings on September 30 from 6pm, and a talk with exhibitor Caron Penney on October 1. Caron will also be leading a tapestry weaving workshop on October 1, costing £49 with materials provided. The NCCD opens 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm, and to find out more call 01529 308710 or email info@nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk