Forge – Ruthin Crafts Centre
Published on 07.03.17
It’s turning out to be a busy and exciting year for staff and students, with lots of external events. I was delighted to be invited by Ruthin Craft Centre to curate an exhibition. The exhibition opens in Ruthin on 29th April and runs until 16th July, but it’s also going to be a touring exhibition
It’s turning out to be a busy and exciting year for staff and students, with lots of external events. I was delighted to be invited by Ruthin Craft Centre to curate an exhibition. The exhibition opens in Ruthin on 29th April and runs until 16th July, but it’s also going to be a touring exhibition with other venues in the UK and Europe.
It’s an amazing opportunity and it has been tough selecting the fifteen exhibitors and the work. Right now, all of the work is on its way to Ruthin, we are photographing it for the publication next weekend and I am spending a lot of evenings and weekends writing and amending text for the publication.
There will be more blog posts to follow and I’ll share lots of images of the exhibitors’ work, but in in brief,
Contemporary forged metal design is an emerging, innovative international discipline. This exhibition, curated by Delyth Done, represents a paradigm shift from the traditional discourse of the blacksmith and breaks new ground by synthesising and articulating the practice of creative and conceptual working with forged metal. Fifteen international metal artists, whose practice has been identified as having a significant impact, present their work. They represent a new wave of contemporary artists who have developed an innovative, design-led practice.
Check out Ruthin’s Facebook page to find out more
Ruthin Craft Centre – The Centre for the Applied Arts
Ruthin Craft Centre has established an impressive reputation as perhaps Britain’s foremost venue for the display and creation of contemporary craft exhibitions.
Its purpose built prize winning building, opened in 2008, an alluring design by architects Sergison Bates, was made possible by a major capital lottery grant from the Arts Council of Wales. With three galleries showing the best in national and international contemporary applied art it has been described as ‘a Tate for makers’.