Two Make

26 April - 30 July 2016

'Two Make' plots the shared output of ten pairs of established makers who have created new work together. The partnerships are diverse, ranging from life-long friends, makers working together for the first time, makers who wanted to learn new skills, and a couple working together over the pregnancy and birth of their daughter. Exploring the process of collaboration: sharing ideas, working through problems, risk, and exploring uncertainty, the project responds in diverse ways to emotional connections between the makers, and their shared engagement with their creative worlds. The shared creative journeys are plotted by their drawings, photographs, recorded conversations, samples and maquettes.


Material Symphysis

12 March - 16 April 2016

Material Symphysis is a collaboration between the The University for the Creative Art's School of Craft and Design and its Japanese partner, Tokyo University of the Arts, to showcase the work of the staff within the craft departments. It is from the staff that styles and schools of thought stem and futures are subsequently shaped. Firm and fertile links between the Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts, and Tokyo University of the Arts have been forged as a result of their prominence in the field of crafts and previous collaborations, such as last year's Shima Kara Shima E exhibition.


Symposium - Material Symphysis

15 April 2016

Symposium - Material Symphysis

15 April 2016

The symposium Material Symphysis sets out to celebrate not only the exhibition and developing international links but to look at similar and differing views on how material experience through the study of crafts is taught across two diverse cultures and institutions. Speakers from the UK and Japan examine a range of topics from practice to theory and the balance between skills and ideas as drivers in education.
Speakers include, Professor Simon Olding, Debra Allman and Risa Ohgi.
TICKETS : £10.00
REGISTRATION : University for Creative Arts 9.15am
SYMPOSIUM : 10.00am - 4.00pm
RECEPTION : 4.00pm - 6.00pm - a reception and viewing of the accompanying exhibition will be held for symposium delegates.