‘Excellence’ exhibition: 3-15 Aug

July 12, 2021

The Society of Designer Craftsmen’s ‘Excellence’ exhibition

The Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1YH
Exhibition dates: 3rd to 15th August 2021

The forthcoming ‘Excellence’ exhibition in the newly refurbished Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester will showcase the best in contemporary craft from the members of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.

Established in 1887, The Society of Designer Craftsmen continues to promote and support the work of creative thinkers, designers and makers who innovate through the exploration of materials and skills in their own creative field.

‘Excellence’ exemplifies the high standards of the Society and is being held in the magnificent buildings of Chichester’s historical Oxmarket Gallery, a deconsecrated medieval church full of light in the heart of the city.

“We live in an increasingly tumultuous period of history and rapid change which, whilst presenting challenges, also offers immense opportunity.”


Kate Mason, Chair of the Society of Designer Craftsmen

The John Rank Gallery will stage the main ‘Excellence’ exhibition along with the Courtyard which will show ‘Excellence Outdoors’ with works suitable for open-air installation.

The Wilson Studio will host a programme of crafts skills demonstrations from the Society’s Makers and will also be home to an exhibition titled ‘20.21’ showing small works of craft excellence.

The Foyer and entrance will be a discovery area for visitors to gain insight into the Society’s aims, its history and membership.

Members of the Society have created a new collection of contemporary craft. Combining innovative thought with supreme craftsmanship and over 30 artists have been selected to showcase their highly original and inspiring work including textiles, ceramics, glass, wood, paper, silver and jewellery.

Selected makers:
Wendy Newhofer, Elizabeth Saunders, Hazel Connors, Lilly Reid, Megan Cook, Kayley Holderness, Sigi Hill, Sharon Kearley, Claudia Luque, Deborah Timperley, Sue Lancaster, Wendy Dolan, Julia Desch, Nancy Goodens, Antonello Figlia, Silke Espinet, Ferri Farahmandi, Cathryn Shilling, Liz Ashurst, Jane White, Aran Illingworth, Toby Winteringham, Alison Tomlin, Samantha English, Jean Littlejohn, Christine Meyer-Eaglestone, Gillian Spires, Christine Johnson, Ruth Holt, Mayumi Kaneko, Simon Jewell, Pat Moloney, Carol Naylor, Batool Showghi, Jennifa Chowdhury, Sarah Waters, Edward Johnson, Adam Aaronson, Anna Bingham.

The Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1YH
Exhibition dates: 3 August to 15 August 2021
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00am to 4.30pm
Admission free.

All works in the exhibition will be for sale.

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