Crafting Anatomies

Jan - Feb 2018
Bonington Vitrines #5: Communicating the Contemporary – The ICA Bulletin 1950s to 1990s
Nov - Dec 2017
Bonington Vitrines #4: Sara MacKillop publications, 2008–2017
Sep - Oct 2017
Bonington Vitrines #3: London’s Calling
Jan - Feb 2018
Ruth Angel Edwards: Wheel of the Year
Nov - Dec 2017
Sara MacKillop: One Room Living
Sep - Oct 2017
It’s Our Playground: Artificial Sensibility
Jul - Jul 2017
Mastered
Apr - May 2017
YOU’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BOAT
Jun - Jun 2017
ART AND DESIGN DEGREE SHOW 2017
Jul - Jul 2016
Mastered: Art and Design Masters Exhibition 2015/16
Sep - Oct 2016
MOULD MAP 6 — TERRAFORMERS
Oct - Dec 2016
KRÍSIS
Jan - Feb 2017
ALL MEN BY NATURE DESIRE TO KNOW
Jan - Feb 2017
Bonington Vitrines #2: Marbled Reams
Oct - Dec 2016
Bonington Vitrines #1: Selections from the Raw Print Archive
Feb - Mar 2017
SHAPELESS IMPACT NOT TIME SLOW IS (FLITS BY)
Feb - Mar 2016
Imprints of Culture: Block Printed Textiles of India
Apr - May 2016
PUBLISHING ROOMS
Nov - Dec 2015
In Place of Architecture
Jan - Feb 2016
Performing Drawology
Jun - Jun 2016
Art and Design Degree Show
Nov - Dec 2015
Photography Dialogues
Sep - Oct 2015
Inscription: The Almshouse Tempera Project
Sep - Oct 2015
Alan Kitching and Monotype
Jul - Jul 2015
Open Studio
Jun - Jul 2015
ICONS OF RHETORIC | 북한의 수사학 아이콘
May - Jun 2015
Art and Design Degree Show 2015
Apr - May 2015
SIMON CALLERY: SOFT PAINTING
Mar - Mar 2015
Made In Wood
Feb - Mar 2015
Returns
Jan - Jan 2015
MAKE/BELIEVE
Feb - Feb 2015
Lighting the Future: No Boundaries
Jan - Feb 2015
Crafting Anatomies
Nov - Nov 2014
Knitting Nottingham
Oct - Oct 2014
George Miles: Views of Matlock Bath
Oct - Oct 2014
Debra Swann: Dwelling
Sep - Oct 2014
Making the Future ’14
Sep - Oct 2014
MA Fashion Futures final show: Bloomb
Jul - Jul 2014
Summer Lodge 2014
May - Jun 2014
Art and Design Degree Show Festival 2014
May - May 2014
Hopkins in Nottingham: Nottingham on Camera 1994 – 2014
Apr - May 2014
Marian Clayden: A Dyer’s Journey Through Art & Fashion
Apr - Apr 2014
Beyond the Line
Mar - Mar 2014
Sean Cummins: The Potato Eaters Discover Cold Fusion
Feb - Mar 2014
Magic Light
Feb - Mar 2014
Mind is the World Knowing Itself
Jul - Jul 2013
Managing Heritage: Designing Sustainable Futures
Jan - Feb 2014
Since 1843: In The Making
Nov - Dec 2013
Drawology
Oct - Nov 2013
Dogu Bankov: Don’t Shoot the Waiter Before Lunch

7 Jan - 4 Feb 2015

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Crafting Anatomies

Crafting Anatomies placed the human body at the centre of a multi-disciplinary dialogue; exploring how this entity has been interpreted, crafted and reimagined in historical, contemporary and future contexts.

The exhibition dissected attitudes and approaches towards contexts of the body by showcasing visionary practices of leading international artists, clinicians and designers. These items were featured alongside anatomical exhibits selected from historical collections including films from The Wellcome Trust archive.

Organs crafted by silk worms, bespoke jewellery cultured from human skin cells, and couture garments constructed using plastic surgery cutting techniques were just some of the speculative projects that were on display.

43 practitioners in total took part, including  » Shelly Goldsmith » Amy Congdon » Richard Arm » John Pacey-Lowrie » Juliana Sissons » Karen Ingham » Marloes ten Bhömer » The Human Harp Project and many more.

» Download a copy of the exhibition guide.

A series of talks, demonstrations and workshops accompanied the exhibition, culminating in a symposium which highlighted the rigour in approaches to this subject by the individuals featured in the show.

This exhibition was curated by Amanda Briggs-Goode, Rhian Solomon and Katherine Townsend – members of the Creative Textiles Research Group at Nottingham Trent University.

CRAFTING ANATOMIES EVENT LISTINGS:


 

» Crafting prosthetic eyes 
Wednesday 14  January 2015, 5 pm  – 9 pm
As part of the Special Preview Event ocularist John Pacey-Lowrie gave a demonstration on how to craft prosthetic eyes. John has 35 years’ experience in bespoke ocular prosthetics.  He is one of an extremely small group of talented practitioners who design, manufacture and hand-paint ocular prostheses.

» Pattern cutting inspired by plastic surgery
Saturday 17 January 2015, 10 am – 3 pm
Surgical techniques in cloth to create simple garments with Juliana Sissons.

» Crafting anatomies to train surgeons
Wednesday 21 January 2015, 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Composite material specialist Richard Arm talked about his groundbreaking project that simulates human hearts to train surgeons.

» Crafting Anatomies Symposium
Friday 30 January 2015
This one day symposium explored the curious practices of a selection of Crafting Anatomies’ exhibitors, highlighting a preoccupation with the human condition in a breadth of exploratory contexts.

» View the full event listing

Enquiries
If you have any questions or enquiries about the Crafting Anatomies events listing please email craftinganatomies@ntu.ac.uk

 

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