The National Centre for Craft and Design

The National Centre for Craft & Design
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The National Centre for Craft & Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire is the largest venue in England entirely dedicated to the exhibition, celebration and promotion of contemporary international craft and design.

The venue hosts a range of internationally significant makers, designers and artists across four gallery spaces.

NCCD also has a retail space with a range of gifts from over 30 makers and a wonderful Riverside Café serving drinks and light bites.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Heritage site

Opening hours

Daily from 10.00-5.00pm. Except Bank Holidays: Closing at 4pm

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Admission charges

Admission free

We do not have a permanent collection providing instead, a seasonal programme of dynamic exhibitions ranging from international to innovative new work created by local and regional artists and shown across our four diverse gallery spaces.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
intaglio print

Printers Inc. Ovals and Circles

  • 8 July — 3 September 2017 *on now

Ovals and Circles is a response by local group Printers Inc. to Jane Perryman’s exhibition Containing Time. Printers Inc. is a print group based at NCCD that specialise in Intaglio printing. The group has been thriving for four years and comprises 16 artist members.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk/whatson/#printers-inc-ovals-and-circles

Lichen Brooch silver metal

Kate Bajic: Practice : Develop, Develop : Practice

  • 8 July — 3 September 2017 *on now

British jeweller Kate Bajic graduated from Loughborough University in 2003. Living and working in a rural village in the East Midlands, Kate uses the countryside around her as inspiration for her beautiful contemporary jewellery.

For her showcase at NCCD Kate has chosen to display two separate strands of her creative practice; development work from a year-long residency at the University of Lincoln's Maker Lab, and selected finished pieces from her present jewellery collection.

The intention is to show the diversity of approach, and how research and experimentation has fed into her jewellery practice.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk/whatson/#kate-bajic-practice-develop-develop-practice

row of bowls

Jane Perryman: Containing Time

  • 8 July — 3 September 2017 *on now

Spanning a year in the form of a weekly diary, Containing Time examines interlocking themes of materials, environment, time and journeys through an exploration of a spontaneously and randomly found material.

Containing Time comprises of frottages (pencil rubbings) and photographs of found objects which later become the artist's material, poems describing the artist's initial moment of finding the material and 52 ceramic bowls created from clay mixed with the found material.

Exhibition Opening Event
Sat 8 Jul, 11am - 2pm
Join artist Jane Perryman for the opening of her new exhibition Containing Time
Free, everyone welcome

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk/whatson/#jane-perryman-containing-time

blue face mask

The World is Your Dressing Up Box

  • 22 July — 8 October 2017 *on now

Exploring costume design, fashion design, millinery, jewellery and shoes, The World is Your Dressing Up Box will transform our gallery into a space where extravagant opulence is celebrated. The exhibition will provide an interplay between the pieces that one can only stand back and admire and the ones that you can try on.

Artists featured will include powerhouses of fashion, trailblazing graduates in fashion and costume design, jewellers who are creating must-have pieces for everyone’s dressing up box and extravagant milliners and footwear designers.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk/whatson/#the-world-is-your-dressing-up-box

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
High heeled show designed like a cake with cherry on top

Family Workshops – Awesome Apparel

  • 29 August 2017 10am-2pm

During the holidays tots, older children and families can explore and respond to the themes of our exhibition through designing and making. This summer holiday we will be making awesome apparel:

25 Jul - Marvellous Millinery
1 Aug – Statement Shoes
8 Aug – Glowing Gear
15 Aug - Wonderful Wigs
22 Aug - Character Costumes
29 Aug - Printed Pattern
Free, drop-in session, everyone welcome

Arts Award

We are offering a fabulous opportunity for children to do their Discover and Explore Arts Award during these sessions. If you are interested in a place, please email learning@nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk for more information. Places will be on a first-come-first-served based!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk/whatson/#family-workshops-awesome-apparel

martyn-blundell-1995-varosha-christine-lamb

Dress Up Drawing

  • 7 October 2017 10am-3pm

Come and try your hand at fashion illustration and let Martyn Blundell guide you through this fun take on Life Drawing. Inspired by The World is Your Dressing Up Box, life model Julie will dress up in a range of outfits and strike poses for you to draw within the main gallery exhibition.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£30, 16yrs+, Basic materials included, please book

01529 308710

Website

http://www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk/whatson/#dress-up-drawing

The National Centre for Craft and Design
Navigation Wharf
Carre Street
Sleaford
Lincolnshire
NG34 7TW
England

Website

www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk

E-mail

info@nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk

Telephone

01529 308710

Fax

01529 308711

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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