Gaining Ground is a new exhibtion exploring craft as a form of living knowledge that shapes global cultures and our relationship to nature.
Curated by Ligaya Salazar, Gaining Ground foregrounds global craft practices that value soil, biodiversity, local materials and production systems. Nine making projects will be highlighted in this exhibition through a display of films, photography, audio, handbooks, raw materials, and craft objects.
The Crafts Council Gallery will be transformed into a site for learning where visitors can engage with craft processes from across the globe that are non-extractive and that work in symbiosis with nature. Each project, although geographically and socially distinct, questions what we can learn from craft to inform climate action and in our quest to build a more sustainable future.
This exhibition draws on and has been developed in partnership with the British Council’s Crafting Futures programme.
Every Thursday at 11am the gallery will have designated limited tickets to those who identify as clinically vulnerable and have been shielding throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Please book this time slot and select a 'free shielders ticket'. This slot follows the morning clean and has a visitor capacity of 10 people. A carer may accompany you – please let the gallery know in advance if this is the case via email: firstname.lastname@example.org