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JUNE | Cultural Highlights from across the UK

The New Craftsmen recommends a selection of cultural highlights from across the UK in the month of June. Enjoy!

PAPER LIKE STEEL, NEW ART CENTRE

Paper Like Steel brings together major examples from Anthony Caro’s innovative Obama series; these wall-mounted works in paper will be shown alongside some of Caro’s freestanding paper sculptures. The results are a reminder that Caro was far more diverse and experimental during his long and prolific career than popular opinion has allowed.

6th May – 2nd July: Salisbury

AESTHETICA ART PRIZE 2017, YORK ART GALLERY

A platform for innovation and originality, the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition invites audiences to engage with captivating projects from some of today’s leading artists. From individual narratives to global concerns, the artworks comment on contemporary culture, exploring themes such as globalisation, perceptions of space and alienation.

26th May – 27th September: York

RHS FLOWER SHOWCHATSWORTH HOUSE
This partnership marks the union of two British icons that share heritage with founder John Wedgwood and a similar vision for the future. Respected globally for over 250 years of design, quality and craftsmanship, Wedgwood will showcase new exciting retail concepts across three RHS flower shows.

7th June – 11th June: Peak District

NARRATIVES OF MAKING , NATIONAL CRAFT GALLERY

Narratives in Making, curated by Gregory Parsons, considers the provenance of the objects, who made it, where it was made, how it was made and what it is made of. All this is inextricably linked. There are fascinating stories here, from the love of material, rituals of making, the design process, the physical rhythm and time involved.

12th May – 5th July: Kilkenny, Ireland

SHOW RCA 2017, ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

The Royal College of Art graduate show will take place across the Battersea and Kensington sites. ShowRCA offers a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice. Over 700 art and design postgraduate students will present work of exceptional quality, imagination and technical skill. (Image by Meghan Spielman)

24th June – 2nd July: London

ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MINERAL, THE NEW CRAFTSMEN

The New Craftsmen is delighted to present Animal, Vegetable, Mineral – a joyful summer celebration of new talents and new pieces. The exhibition is an exciting moment to showcase new skills, pieces and makers. Curated in partnership with Sue Parker, the show includes work from over 30 different makers including 15 new makers.

21st June – 9th September: London

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