2014

Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal’s fluid wooden vessels feature in designboom. March 2015 by ben mcleavy

Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal, Tall Black Vessel, Low Oak Vessel, 2014. 75.5 x 44 x 32 cm and 34 x 87.5 x 30 cm. Photo: Petr Krejci

Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal, Tall Black Vessel, Low Oak Vessel, 2014. 75.5 x 44 x 32 cm and 34 x 87.5 x 30 cm. Photo: Petr Krejci

We are pleased to say that the Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal vessels are already a huge success! designboom has featured them in its March edition in the ‘design’ section, see link below. These wooden vessels are part of a project presented by the American hardwood export council and Benchmark Furniture, originally exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of ‘The Wish List’ during the London Design Festival 2014. Hidden within the fluid, futuristic computer modelled trails of these vessels, are traditionally hand thrown pots, juxtaposing craftsmanship and new technologies in woodwork.

They will be exclusively represented by Sarah Myerscough Gallery at COLLECT 2015 in May hosted at the Saatchi Gallery, London.

http://www.designboom.com/design/zaha-hadid-and-gareth-neal-sculptural-vessels-03-19-2015/?utm_campaign=monthly&utm_medium=e-mail&utm_source=subscribers

COLLECT 2015
8-11 May

Saatchi Gallery

Duke of York’s HQ

King’s Road

London

SW3 4RY

http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/collect

BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood, Bellevue Arts Museum, Washington, USA. 31 October 2014 – March 29 2015 by ben mcleavy

BAM Biennial, Knock on Wood, 2014

BAM Biennial, Knock on Wood, 2014

Christian Burchard has been a participant artist in the 2014 BAM Biennial at the Bellevue Arts Museum, Washington. The BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood exhibition, promotes the work of Northwest American artists and craftsmen, and this year celebrates the connection to wood to the Pacific Northwest. Burchard is a prominent figure in the exhibition, with his beautifully textured, organic vessels that demonstrate impressive skill and innovative technique.

BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood
31 October 2014 – March 29 2015
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue
Washington
98004
http://www.bellevuearts.org/exhibitions/bam_biennial_2014.html

Gallery director Sarah Myerscough on Jury for the Penland Fellowship 2015 by ben mcleavy

Beatrix Baker, Buoy Keel Piece, 2014. Steam bent oak, copper rivets, painted Jesmonite, plywood, elastic band.

Beatrix Baker, Buoy Keel Piece, 2014. Steam bent oak, copper rivets, painted Jesmonite, plywood, elastic band.

Sarah Myerscough and David Gates took part in the jury panel for the Penland Fellowship 2015, hosted at the Crafts Council in December 2014. The Penland Fellowship 2015 is open to UK based artists/makers working in wood; it offers a two-week course of study at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina, USA. The award, the first of its kind in a series of material-specific fellowships, was given to Beatrix Baker, a recent graduate from Falmouth University where she was awarded best achievement in Contemporary Crafts at BA level and has since held numerous exhibitions in the UK.

Penland School of Craft, North Carolina, USA
http://www.penland.org/
Crafts Council UK
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/
Penland Fellowship 2015 Winner: Beatrix Baker
http://www.beatrixbaker.co.uk/

 

Michael Peterson at the Bellevue Arts Museum, Washington, USA, 31 October 2014 – 29 March, 2015 by ben mcleavy

Coastal Stack VIII, 2014. Carved, sandblasted, bleached, pigmented, cherry, eucalyptus and madrone burl, 106.5 x 167.5 x 81 cm. Photo: Jean Peterson

Coastal Stack VIII, 2014. Carved, sandblasted, bleached, pigmented, cherry, eucalyptus and madrone burl, 106.5 x 167.5 x 81 cm. Photo: Jean Peterson

Michael Peterson’s work will feature in the BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood opening at the end of the month at the Bellevue Arts Museum. The biennial is a juried exhibition which showcases works by established and emerging Northwest American artists and craftspeople. This year’s edition will explore the challenging medium of wood and runs until 29 March 2015.

BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood
31 October 31, 2014 – 29 March, 2015
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004, USA
http://www.bellevuearts.org/

Maisie Broadhead creates major installation for Brighton’s Royal Pavilion, 25 October, 2014 – 1 March 2015 by ben mcleavy

Peepers by Maisie Broadhead, Royal Pavilion Brighton, Photo: Matthew Andrews

Peepers by Maisie Broadhead, Royal Pavilion Brighton, Photo: Matthew Andrews

We are delighted to announce that gallery artist Maisie Broadhead has won a prize with Brighton’s iconic building, the Royal Pavillion to create an installation in the majestic Music Room. Titled ‘Peepers’, visitor’s will feel like tiny figures in a decadent doll’s house, as a series of photographic light boxes project giant faces peering through the windows.

Maisie plays with a multitude of ideas including the notion of ‘palace outsiders’ versus ‘palace insiders’; and our voyeuristic fascination with peering in at other people’s lives and homes – especially those of celebrities and royals. The work also looks at scale and the history of the architecture of the Pavilion and the lives of its famous inhabitants.

The installation will be unveiled on 25 October 2014 and will be open to the public until March 2015.