Baskets, Badgers and Bandicoots
20 Jun - 12 Aug 2012
Monday - Saturday, 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4.30pm
The Harley Gallery
Welbeck, Worksop,Nottinghamshire S80 3LW
Susan O'Byrne's ceramic creatures are migrating to the Harley Gallery this summer, after being on show in France and Germany. The animals are made from delicate paper clay, built up layer by layer to create whimsical, loveable sculptures.
Inspired by Victorian menageries, medieval bestiaries and childhood collections of toy animals, Susan presents her animals boxed, labelled and mounted, ready to examine. With amazing attention to detail, this is a great exhibition for any animal lover - visit and see a huge variety of birds and animals, from a Pygmy Platypus to a Rabbit Eared Bandicoot.
Lois Walpole's baskets are sure to surprise you. Basketry is a craft that is over 10,000 years old - you may be familiar with handmade baskets woven from grasses, reeds or rushes. Lois crafts her brightly coloured, curiously textured structures from natural and recycled materials. The exhibition shows over 30 pieces from Lois' international career. Bottle tops, tin cans, plastics, all are reimagined in her playful work.
The Harley Gallery is on the A60 between Mansfield and Worksop, is free to enter and also has free parking.
Lois Walpole - Urban Baskets: Tradition Recycled is touring from Walford Mill Crafts.