CONTEMPORARY CRAFT AT LAKESIDE
The Djanogly Art Gallery at Lakeside is an established venue for the exhibition and sale of contemporary craft, created by selected designer-makers from across the UK.
Specialising in high quality jewellery, we also sell glass, ceramics, textiles, wood and metalwork from showcases in Gallery Café and the Pavilion. You can buy unique hand-made items, many of our regular exhibitors can also work to commission to your specific requirements. Changing collections provide a wide range of exciting and innovative work and our friendly staff in the Djanogly Art Gallery are happy to assist with all enquiries and purchases.
The First Cut Craft Cabinets
To complement the exhibition, The First Cut, we are selling, in our shop, a range of work from makers who use the medium of paper.
The artists in the craft cabinets are:
Jennifer's practice focuses on creating work from paper; by bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching, she produces unusual paper 'fabrics', which are used to explore the 'remaking' of household objects. The papers themselves serve as both the inspiration and the media for her work, with the narrative of the books and papers suggesting the forms.
Kate Kelly designs and makes paper sculptures which are hand printed using screen, collograph and drypoint printing techniques. Textures and patterns are drawn directly onto the screen or plate, esnuring each piece is unique. An avid doodler, Kate designs her sculptures much like a cartoonist; building simple shapes and structures. Her models are an attempt to realise her drawings in three-dimensional form.
Magie recycles paper waste by pulping disregarded material to produce a range of contemporary vessels and sculptural forms for interior spaces, inspired by primitive artefacts, archaeology and nature.
Sharyn uses the simplicity of the single form and multiplies it into many different sculptural structures.
Lizzie's work is an exploration of narrative, myth and metaphor. She is particularly interested in the use of symbols in fairy tales and folklore and also writes her own stories. She takes inspiration from the use of wood and paper in Japanese spiritual life.
Hannah creates objects for interior spaces made from unwanted books crafted using traditional wood-working methods.
The Quietness of Trees
Jane creates sculptures and vessels using found, natural materials, ranging from silver birch bark, hawthorn and sycamore seeds, to feathers and acorn cups which she gathers from the woods near her home in Derbyshire. These materials are often trodden on and discarded despite the wealth of colour, pattern and texture they offer.
The assembly techniques used are traditional, such as twining, tying, coiling and stitching. The making process itself is painstaking and slow and designs must adapt to the irregularities and tiny imperfections of the materials.
She is passionate about the English countryside and woodlands and takes great inspiration from the objects made of natural materials in museums such as The Pitt Rivers, Oxford and The British Museum, London.
Born in Corfu Greece, Agalis Manessi has worked as a ceramic artist for the past thirty-five years. Her work lies within the tradition of maiolica and celebrates this rich historical medium through the diverse influences ranging from the sophistication of Italian Istoriato dishes through to the simplicity of humble folk wares.
Subject matter is derived from portraits, figures and animal studies drawn directly from life or inspired by characters from paintings in museum collections; a fusion of the observed and imagined. She strives for a poetic mastery through pictorial representation with a freshness of palette that belies the difficulty of the process.
Her work is in many private collections in the UK and abroad and has been featured in several books.
MAKING ART AFFORDABLE
Own Art loans are designed to make it easy and affordable for you to buy original, high quality contemporary craft. You can borrow up to £2000, or as little as £100, to be paid back in equal instalments over a period of 10 months – interest free*
Own art loans will be available this year at Lustre for the purchase or commission of items from exhibiting artists. Look out for the Own Art logo and ask our staff for more details.
Spread the cost of contemporary art with an interest free loan
*Representative 0% APR
The Djanogly Art Gallery is a licensed broker of Own Art loans.
Registered address: Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD
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