Curation

I have been curating exhibitions for over ten years now, working very closely, but not exclusively, with Ruthin Craft Centre, The Centre for Applied Arts. Ruthin is a venue with an international reputation for the excellent work it does in the field and has allowed me to explore and be constantly amazed by the talent and quality of makers/artists in the UK, Europe and on the world stage. There is a wide remit covering all of the applied arts from ceramics, jewellery and glass to textiles and furniture. 

I also work with other venues and organisations of international standing, including The National Design & Craft Gallery, Ireland and The Goldsmiths’ Company, London.

Exhibitions curated to date:

Bishopsland Educational Trust at COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London 2019
Ruthin Craft Centre at COLLECT,
Saatchi Gallery, London 2019
After the Taking of Tea - Charlotte Hodes,
Ruthin 2019
Retail Gallery
along side Made For The Table, Osterley House 2018
Lasting Impressions,
Ruthin 2018
Angus Suttie,
Ruthin (also showing at Craft Study Centre, Farnham) 2018
Dine,
along side Made For The Table, Ruthin 2018
Lasting Impressions,
National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny 2018
Jilly Edwards - Yellow is the New Blue,
Ruthin 2018
Bishopsland Educational Trust at COLLECT,
Saatchi Gallery, London 2018
Ruthin Craft Centre at COLLECT,
Saatchi Gallery, London 2018
NunoZokuScarves, Ruthin 2017-18
Making It Now, Ruthin 2017
Richard La Trobe-Bateman: Bridge Maker,
Ruthin 2017
Flora,
Ruthin 2017
Narratives in Making, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny 2017
Make, Ruthin 2017
Bishopsland Educational Trust at COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London 2017
Ruthin Craft Centre at COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London 2017
A Clowder of Cats, Ruthin 2016 (co-curated with Jane Audas)
Making in Colour, Ruthin 2016
Mandy Coates Basketry, Ruthin 2016
Pamela Rawnsley, The Goldsmiths' Centre, London 2016
Not Too Precious, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland 2016
Wallace Sewell, Ruthin, 2015/16
W is for Wallpaper, Ruthin 2015 (co-curated with Jane Audas)
Not Too Precious, Ruthin 2015 (co-curated with Dr. Elizabeth Goring)
Welsh Collection II, Ruthin 2015
Ruthin Craft Centre at Collect 2015, Saatchi Gallery, London 2015
Pamela Rawnsley, Ruthin 2015
Automata, Ruthin 2014
Walter Keeler, Ruthin 2014
As William Morris said…, Ruthin 2014
Interior Details, Ruthin 2014
Emmanuel Cooper OBE, Ruthin 2014 (touring)
Betty Pennell & Ronald Pennell, Ruthin 2014
Illuminate, Ruthin 2014
All Tied Up, Idée Midtown, Tokyo, Japan 2013
Shadows & Light, Ruthin 2012/13
At Home, Ruthin 2012/13
Ptolemy Mann: Significant Colour, Ruthin 2011/12
Portraits in the Making, Pitzhanger Manor Gallery, London 2011
Baskets, Ruthin 2011
Fables and Figments, Ruthin 2011
Slip, Ruthin 2011
Norman Makinson, Ruthin 2011
Elemental, Ruthin 2010
Inspired By, Ruthin 2010 (touring to Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh)
20:10, Ruthin, 2010
Studio, Ruthin 2010
All Tied Up, Ruthin 2010
Inside, Ruthin 2009/10
Clearly Drawn, Ruthin 2009
An Eye for the Detail, Ruthin 2009

Images © Gregory Parsons 2019. All rights reserved.