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Crafts of Child's Play: Celebrating timeless childhood

11 June to 23 July 2016

Crafts of Child's Play: Celebrating timeless childhood

This exhibition celebrates timeless childhood. At the dawn of the 20th century, Arts and Crafts reformers, social theorists and psychologists explored childhood. Artist and makers were deriving inspiration from the new movement of revising childhood. Children's innocence, and the naiveté they display in the exploration of their environment, offered artists means of examining social conventions or revealing absurdity. This kind of playful and unpredictable attitude to cultural norms initiated new, uncanny explorations in the work of expressionists and surrealists.

Join us to celebrate a craft showcase that is inspired by play, children stories and childhood memories. The work is showing playfulness and often an idiosyncratic childlike quality. Adults are invited to enjoy delightful craft work whist young visitors are encouraged to become art lovers and collectors.

The exhibition presents work by Jenny Ayrton, Kim Bagley, Beatrix Baker, Ed Boxall, Jennifer Collier, BLOTT WORKS, Sally Nencini, Judith Needham, TheBigForest, Resurface Designs.

Whispering Pines FR 11/30

Ed Boxall


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