James Fox: Something in Common at Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House

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James Fox: Something in Common at Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House, Cumbria, Until 9 October 2022, from £4.50 - Book now

Gentle protest with the use of crafts will be the focus on James Fox’s new exhibition Something in Common at Blackwell – the Arts and Crafts House. The textile artist will be exploring public land rights, our relationship with the countryside and the issue of access through hand-stitching. The newly commissioned work will be displayed alongside key landscape paintings from the collection including artists such as Ben Nicholson, Sheila Fell and L S Lowry, while also spotlighting key moments in the history of land rights such as the Mass Trespasses on Kinder Scout.

For this Lakeland Arts commission, Fox also has collaborated with actress Maxine Peake, banner maker Ed Hall, print manufacturer Alexander Maverick and jewellery maker Steve Martindale. The commission is part of Blackwell’s ‘Year of Protest’ programme, featuring artists who use craft as a form of tool for social change and revolt.

The exhibition is free with house admission.

James Fox: Something in Common at Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House, Cumbria

Until 9 October 2022
From £4.50

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