Grizedale Arts

Living National Treasures (in Waiting)

Coniston Institute, Yewdale Road, LA21 8DU

August 6th

11am - 5pm a day of demonstrations, talks, eating and making with 3 master crafts people from Korea and 2 UK designers.

Grizedale arts in conjunction with Castlefied Gallery in Manchester are hosting a visit from 3 master crafts people from Korea each working in a traditional form, pottery, bamboo and food preservation. The makers will be working with 3 UK designers, Tom Philipson, Joe Hartley and chef Sam Buckley with the aim of creating a series of joint products that will become the basis of a community enterprise business.

Please come along and contribute to this ambition, we need a focus group, unskilled makers and discerning palates.

There is a further similar public event at PLANT in Manchester 9th August check Castlefied website fordetails

Function At The Junction

For a Fair Land - Grizedale's project at IMMA in Dublin - we have commissioned some short 'how to' films from Maria Benjamin and Marcus Coates - being actually useful films on how to make simple useable, desirable and achievable products and a creative fitness routine from Marcus - see them here

Just For Fun - The Peter Hodgson Retrospective

Grizedale arts have brought together a collective of artists to help present and celebrate Peter Hodgson's lifetime of creativite endeavour.

The artists are Endless Supply, Maria Benjamin, Graham Taylor, juneau/projects, Joe Hartley, Tom Philipson, Karen Guthrie and Laure Provoust.

The exhibition opens in Coniston at the Institute 27th October and runs for 3 weeks before touring to Castlefield gallery Manchester, MIMA Middlesborough and further venues down south to be announced.

Nice Publication About Nice Things On Nice Paper

After Ford 151 is a hilarious romp through the Lawson Park design collection - originally published to accompany the exhibition of the same title it looks at the motivation and politics behind making, design and design movements. Lavishly illustrated with drawings by Jina Lee, accompanied by a preposterous text by Adam Sutherland. Ideal toilet book for the design interested at the startling price of £5 buy it here.

Buy Our Book Online

Kevin Reid performs (2003)Grizedale Arts - Adding Complexity to Confusion is a lavishly illustrated romp through the last decade of our projects and it's now available to BUY ONLINE HERE.


Grizedale Arts is made possible by the ongoing support of Arts Council England and South Lakeland District Council

Grizedale Arts is a partner of Tate, and exchanges programmes, ideas and skills with Tate and the Plus Tate family of visual arts organisations

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