Barnsley Civic

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A Seed Grows

  • 4 April — 4 June 2016 *on now

Yorkshire-based Nicola Rawlings constructs an arrangement of elements which when joined create an impermanent pattern linked to their counterpart forming a network of systems. Many of the forms are constructed using assorted gauges of silver wire representing the use of line expressed within contemporary art. As with many abstract forms black areas dominate, to represent this she incorporates elements of ceramic stoneware, a media she has previously explored for its tactile surface and intense appearance. Used alongside rubber and vibrant elastics she creates bold contemporary statement pieces designed for the everyday and the extraordinary.


I AM HERE: Portable art, wearable objects, jewellery since the 1970s

  • 9 April — 4 June 2016 *on now

I AM HERE features almost 100 pieces of jewellery by European makers from over five decades, starting with pieces from the most radical era of modern jewellery making, the New Jewellery Movement in the 1970’s. Makers featured include Susanna Heron, a major presence in the New Jewellery Movement who championed the importance of design over materials and David Watkins, who experimented with new material technology approaches to jewellery.


Open College of The Arts

  • 11 — 28 June 2016

Based in Barnsley since 1990, the Open College of the Arts is unique in Europe in offering a wholly online MA Fine Art. OCA is delighted that The Civic is able to show the work of this year's graduates.


Jason Taylor: Everyday Objects, IN Transition

  • 8 July — 27 August 2016

Jason Taylor works with everyday items or ‘readymades’, and loves tinkering with them to combine, adapt and transform them in to new designs. Using mundane, household objects found in pound shops, hardware stores, but mostly his own home, he has created a new piece of work every day of the year. The show includes over 100 of his ‘Everyday Objects’ included in the exhibition is a selection of Jason’s classic design objects
his Grate Lights, his Walk Lights and his scrubbing brush seats, along with specially commissioned work for the exhibition.


Barnsley Civic
Hanson Street
South Yorkshire
S70 2HZ




01226 327 000

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