Making It: in communities and schools

Press Release: 27/09/2012

Sarah Macare Workshop

City Space, in Winchester Discovery Centre will be hosting an exhibition celebrating craft, creativity and the process of making from 6 October to 11 November.

An intriguing exhibition of work by makers, schools and community groups, including pieces by Deryn Relph, knit designer and Sarah Macrae, designer-jeweller. Also included will be work made by pupils during workshops led by Tim Johnson, basket maker and Julian Belmonte, ceramicist, inspired by tales of myth and legend.

Cllr. Patricia Stallard, Portfolio Holder for Culture, Heritage and Sport for Winchester City Council said,

This exhibition will focus on work produced in schools and the community under the guidance of skilled and professional craft makers and I’m sure will offer inspiration to visitors and practitioners alike.”

When humans first arrived in Britain over 500,000 years ago they brought with them the first tool for making things, the flint hand axe. Examples of this truly revolutionary technology from the collections of Winchester Museums can be seen and handled in this exhibition, an artefact that for good or ill, defined us as the species that make things.

Look out for the three day festival of craft and creativity taking place on the 12, 13 and 14 of October including a day conference, talks, workshops and even a World Café Live event. There will be an opportunity to meet artists Alice Kettle and Laura Ellen Bacon the creator of ‘In the Thick of it: A Woven Space’ that will be exhibited in the Gallery from 12 October until 6 January.

Visit for a full programme of events and ticket sales.

‘Making It: in communities and schools’ opens on Saturday 6 October and runs until Sunday 11 November.

City Space opening times: Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 3pm.

City Space, Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB

Admission is free.