Reclaimed materials on display

be dazzled by the beauty of the overlooked and discarded at an exhibition at the Harley Gallery.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 18th September 2011, 1:31 pm

Precious: Reclaiming Art and Craft is an exhibition by 19 nationally and internationally know artists from all the country.

These artists reflect all aspects of contemporary craft in Britain today - from basketry to sculpture to embroidery.

Hove Museum and Art Gallery commissioned ten artists and makers to create new pieces, and nine to exhibit existing work.

The result is an exhibition which features 20 unique, show-stopping pieces made from second-hand, found or discarded objects and is on show at The Harley Gallery until October.

Waste paper and fabric are transformed, landscapes made from computer parts and taps take on a new twist.

Books, parts of furniture and drink cans are all reclaimed and re-made.

The ethos of recycling runs throughout the exhibition, with all plinths and signage re-made from other materials and the exhibition itself being recycled by touring to other venues.

Nothing in the exhibition is what you expect.

Precious: Reclaiming Art and Craft is on now until 16th October.

The Harley Gallery is dedicated to the display of contemporary visual art and craft and hosts five national touring exhibitions per year.

It is on the A60 between Mansfield and Worksop, is free to enter.