Sarah Myerscough Gallery embraces the contemporary zeitgeist for new and alternative craft and design practices which express current socio-political and philosophical discourses, in particular those connected with environmental debates. As such, its aesthetic focuses on artist-designer-makers who have a formal and conceptual interest in natural materials and traditional craft skills.
CROP has been inspired by time spent in summer 2019 travelling around the British countryside and meeting with artist-designer-makers who are intuitively connected to nature. It informs their practices in many ways, for example through ecological concerns or an affinity with raw and organic materials and processes of making, which have been passed down through the generations.
Expanding the geographical focus of the exhibition, the show includes international artist-designer-makers working with different crops from around the world, to investigate the rich and varied narratives behind their works.