PREVIEW: Private View for the Exhibition Material Wood


Saturday 11 August 2018

Join us for a private view of our annual Material Wood exhibition and festival. Wander through two gallery spaces of paintings, photography, sculpture and design by some of the most of the most exciting artists working in this medium.

Our third annual celebration and most extensive to date with a focus on wood as a material used in design and fine art. A month of courses and talks for all ages taking in boats to benches, conservation and the celebration of the handmade.  The series includes a chairmaking course where participants design a ‘Wiltshire’ chair and learn how to construct it. The designs will then be judged by craftsman and company founder of chairmakers Sitting Firm, Dave Green. The winning design will be exhibited on a plinth as part of our Material Wood show and may even go in to production and sold through the gallery.  The winner will be announced at the private view party.

Artists and makers including Thomas Heatherwick, Gareth Neal, Chris Eckersley, Richard Woods, Rob and Nick Carter and Alastair Mackie lead a survey of contemporary making practices in wood, with a focus on chair design. Henry Brudenell-Bruce’s colossal, outdoor chair epitomises the spirit of this ambitious show.

Both bars will be open and a selection of charcuterie served.

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