Recollected: Work from the Arts Council & Crafts Council Collections

Grainne Morton, 64 Compartment, 1998. Image © Heini Schneebeli, Courtesy of Crafts Council
Sunday, March 22, 2015 to Sunday, May 17, 2015

Artists and crafts people have long found inspiration through objects; collecting, studying and appropriating them. This selection of art and craft shown in a museum context focuses on a shared desire to collect, interpret and make sense of the world.

Work from the Arts Council and Crafts Council collections have been brought together to showcase artists and makers. Some are inspired by natural or man-made objects, others look to history and revisit interpretations of the past. They all help us to explore our surroundings and understand our own identities.

Shown alongside the loans are works from Sunderland Museum’s collection. The Museum has collected art for the city since Victorian times and continues to acquire works today. In recent times the collection has reflected that contemporary artists and makers have blurred the labels of ‘craft’ and ‘art’.

The image is Grainne Morton, 64 Compartment, 1998. Image © Heini Schneebeli, Courtesy of Crafts Council.

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