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:

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Crafts Council Gallery

Crafts Council, 44A Pentonville Road, London, N1 9BY

020 7806 2500


Opening times

Wednesday to Saturday

11AM to 5PM

Crafts Council Gallery is committed to making its spaces safe for staff and visitors. We have therefore put systems and interventions in place to ensure everybody’s safety and security is prioritised. This includes:

· operating with reduced visitor capacity

· timed entry slots via our online booking system

· hand sanitisation stations

· safety signage and markers throughout the gallery

· a perspex screen at the welcome desk.

By booking a visit to our gallery you commit to following the visitor guidelines in relation to Covid-19. This includes:

· wearing a mask (unless exempt)

· sanitising your hands upon arrival

· keeping to your booked time slot.

If you or anyone you live with has Covid-19 symptoms, or if you have been in recent contact with someone who has Covid-19, we ask that you please postpone your visit to the gallery.

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