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Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour shows the best of contemporary craft in stunning rural locations. Our ‘pop-up’ exhibition transforms community spaces such as churches, libraries and village halls into contemporary art galleries, showing stunning, challenging, inspiring and surprising work by artists with an established national and international reputation.  Our venues in 2018 are in the beautiful counties of Cumbria, Northumberland and Co. Durham.

Workshops in local schools, master classes for adults, artist demonstration days, exhibition tours and artist’s talks reveal the stories behind the work, demystifying the process of design, making and exhibiting. 

Entry to the exhibition is FREE. Local schools benefit from our workshop program, working with exhibiting artists.  You can see their work during the exhibition at each venue. 

Our promoters and their teams of volunteers are our vital partners in the scheme and are trained to look after and support the exhibition and artists in residence. If you wish to get involved, there are opportunities for volunteering and training in transferable skills. 

For more information contact: Dr Karen Babayan Contemporary Craft Tour Officer by

email: or phone: 017683 53954

Photo Credits -
Paul Scott - Cumbrian Blue(s) Foot & Mouth Series
Eva Mileusnic - Counter Flow, ceramic & transfer print
Morwenna Cat - Sweethearts, textiles, print and embroidery


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