The Devon Guild of Craftsmen

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen / News / Mon 18 May 2015

' Freehand' - exhibition of craft made in workshops

' Freehand' - exhibition of craft made in workshops

This exhibition explores how craft can connect - showing objects made by community groups in creative workshops.

The exhibition runs Saturday 23 May - Sunday 5 July.

'Freehand' is a celebration of a series of participatory projects run by the Devon Guild, which took place with a range of groups through 2014-15. The work, made by people from various local communities, is to be shown in this new exhibition.

Using the project theme of 'Freedom', Devon Guild artists and makers have worked with children and young people from mainstream schools, young people supported by social services, young people with complex needs, older people living in supported communities, refugees, adults with learning disabilities and prisoners from HMP Dartmoor - all of whom have produced lively and imaginative work that the Guild is delighted to exhibit in their main gallery space.

The Freehand project provided productive, supportive, creative workshops for groups who don’t usually access crafts. These have culminated in an exhibition directly-made by people from the region. The gallery includes a flock of giant paper mache animals and trees full of ‘eco’-fairy houses, mosaics, screenprints, wire sculptures and much more - altogether showing the delightful results of hands-on making.

Exhibition is free admission. Open daily 10am-5.30pm.

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