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Making and Drawing

Time: June 12, 2013 at 10am to August 11, 2013 at 5pm
Location: The Harley Gallery
Street: Welbeck
City/Town: Worksop
Website or Map: http://www.harleygallery.co.uk
Phone: 01909 501700
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: The Harley Gallery
Latest Activity: May 31, 2013

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Making and Drawing
12 June – 11 August


The Harley Gallery, Welbeck is delighted to present Making and Drawing, showing 12 June – 11 August. Curated by ceramicist Kyra Cane, this exhibition reveals the secret lives of artists and makers; showing their private drawings alongside the finished works that they inspire, inform or create.

Kyra Cane is a leading ceramicist based in the Harley Studios, Welbeck. Her beautiful works are inspired by her observations of landscapes and weather patterns. They range from large thrown pieces to small intimate pots, with surfaces decorated with marks and subtle textures.

In 2012, Kyra published a new book titled Making and Drawing, which illustrates how artists’ and makers’ two dimensional sketches inform their finished three dimensional works. Featuring a broad range of creative practice, the book presents the drawings which are made behind-the-scenes; the secret doodles, notes, plans or marks which are all vital in developing a thought process and a finished work.

This exhibition celebrates the Making and Drawing publication and presents the featured artists’ works and their preparatory sketches. Just like the book, the exhibition will focus on how these makers use drawing for reference; planning and design; surface; making; thinking; with technology.

‘Drawing is a fundamental part of creative practice, its many roles range from being part of the exploratory process which encourage ideas to flow, to forming the basis of a critical framework in which outcomes are evaluated. It is an art readily associated with the creation of painting and pattern making but it also forms the foundation for making artefacts.’
Kyra Cane

Spanning jewellery, sculpture, furniture, installation, textiles and ceramics, Kyra has selected artists at different stages of their careers, whether emerging talent, such as textile designer Rory Londgon or craft legends jewellery designer Dorothy Hogg. On show will be a rare film by Nick Duffy of Simon Carroll making huge drawings on a Cornish Beach.

‘Making and drawing is so intertwined for some makers that the drawing aspect of their work is an activity they take entirely for granted, it comes as second nature to their practice, playing a crucial role in the development of whatever they do and is nearly always an entirely private pursuit.’

Kyra Cane

Making and Drawing will be on show at The Harley Gallery, Welbeck from 12 June – 11 August 2013. Visit to explore the relationship between working in two and three dimensions through the work of leading artists and makers. The Harley Gallery is on the A60 between Mansfield and Worksop. It is open daily, free to enter and offers free parking.

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