Crafting Anatomies

7 Jan 2015 – 4 Feb 2015

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 15:30
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

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Bonington Gallery

Nottingham, United Kingdom


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Placing the human body at the centre of a multi-disciplinary dialogue; exploring how this entity has been interpreted, crafted and reimagined in historical, contemporary and future contexts.


The exhibition will dissect attitudes and approaches towards contexts of the body by showcasing visionary practices of leading international artists, clinicians and designers. These will be featured alongside anatomical exhibits selected from historical collections including films from The Wellcome Trust archive.

Organs crafted by silk worms, bespoke jewellery cultured from human skin cells, and couture garments constructed using plastic surgery cutting techniques are just some of the speculative projects that will be on display.

43 practitioners in total will take part, including  » Shelly Goldsmith » Amy Congdon »Richard Arm » John Pacey-Lowrie » Juliana Sissons » Karen Ingham » Marloes ten Bhömer » The Human Harp Project and many more.

» Download a copy of the complete artist listings

A series of talks, demonstrations and workshops will also accompany the exhibition, culminating in a symposium to highlight the rigour in approaches to this subject by the individuals featured in the show. Find out more...

This exhibition is curated by Amanda Briggs-Goode, Rhian Solomon and Katherine Townsend – members of the Creative Textiles Research Group at Nottingham Trent University.

RSVP for the Preview event on Wednesday 14 January 2015, 5 pm -  9 pm:
If you would like to attend this event please email boningtongallery@ntu.ac.uk to confirm your attendance.

If you have any questions or enquiries about the Crafting Anatomies events listing please email craftinganatomies@ntu.ac.uk

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Katherine Townsend

Rhian Solomon

Amanda Briggs-Goode

Exhibiting artists

Laura Kalman

Anne Brennan

Jon Clair

Laura Clarke

Ania Sadkowska

Cute Circuit

Richard Arm

Karen Harrigan

Juliana Sissons

Amy Congdon

Emma Montague

Margaret Bushby

Veronica Ranner

Colin Cork

Nuala Clooney

Amanda Cotton

David Gates

Shelly Goldsmith


Di Mainstone / Human Harp

Sarah Kettley

Julie Light

Kathy Dickinson

John Pacie Lowrie

Marisa Culatto

Amanda Briggs-Goode

Adriana Ionascu

Marloes ten Bhömer

Ana Rajcevic

Aminder Virdee

Jessie White

Hannah White

Alana Tyson

Karen Ingham

Julia Schuster

Fiona Hamblin

Lucy Brown

Katherine Townsend

Lois Pitman

Sandra Fruebing

Rhian Solomon

Julian Ellis

Susie MacMurray

Alexa Wright

Lee Mattocks

Jo Cope


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