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