Crafts Council launches online exhibition space

The Crafts Council has launched online exhibition space www.onviewonline.org.uk, which has been developed with consultancy Miura.

The online gallery allows users to interact virtually with objects from the Crafts Council’s permanent collection, watch videos and engage in debates on the exhibitions.

Bluebeard's Castle, Ron King, 1972 interior, Photo Petra Exton
Making process for One-Liner bowls, Tavs Jorgensen, 2009. Photo Tavs Jorgensen

Bluebeard's Castle, Ron King, 1972 interior, Photo Petra Exton
Making process for One-Liner bowls, Tavs Jorgensen, 2009. Photo Tavs Jorgensen

The gallery is launching with two shows: One-Liner: Reflecting on Drawing in a Digital Age, curated by ceramicist Tavs Jøregensen, and Out of Print: Bookbinding & Letterpress, selected by Malcolm Garrett.

One-Liner aims to explore new concepts of drawing in the digital age, and will explore the digital drawing process with films showing the making of Jørgensen’s One-Liner bowls and a debate on drawing and its importance in contemporary craft practice.

Bluebeard's Castle, Ron King, 1972 interior, Photo Petra Exton
Bluebeard’s Castle, Ron King, 1972 interior, Photo Petra Exton

Out of Print features six bookbinding and letterpress works selected by Garrett from the Crafts Council collection. Works by W&S Carter, John Pearson, Robert Hadrill, Ron King and Faith Shannon will be shown in dynamic formats, including the use of stop-frame animation to give the viewer an idea of the material quality of the books.

Bluebeard's Castle, Ron King, 1972 interior, Photo Petra Exton
Alphabeta Concertina, Ron King, 1983. Photo Petra Exton

Bluebeard's Castle, Ron King, 1972 interior, Photo Petra Exton
Crocodile Puddles by Roger McGough, Robert Hadrill, 1984 close up, Photo Petra Exton

The Crafts Council is set to roll out more exhibitions as part of the programme.

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  • Peter November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Nice site, good interaction.

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