Pick of the Week

May's Guest Editor: Lynne Dick

Image: Lynne Dick at Making Space. Photo credit: Tom Langford.

Every month we invite a Guest Editor to select our Pick of the Week feature. Chosen from the activities listed in our events pages they select highlights from across the region.

This May, Lynne Dick is making the selection.

Lynne has been the Director of Making Space since 2010. Making Space creates opportunities for people to enjoy and take part in high quality craft; expanding understanding of what craft is, does and can be. The charity promotes excellence in contemporary craft, design and visual arts through advocacy, community engagement, partnerships and maker development.

Operating out of a bespoke venue in Havant, Hampshire, the charity offers 7 studios to emerging designer-makers and artists and is networked with over 100 makers. Out of its 2 learning spaces people learn from professional makers; discovering and developing their design and making skills through workshops, classes and events. Making Space also offers an extensive outreach programme in the community, working in partnership with a variety of organisations to tailor make projects led by skilled and experienced makers. Most recently it has successfully delivered the pilot project to primary schools in Hampshire – Learning Through Craft (funded by Arts Council England).

Lynne has 32 years’ experience in contemporary visual arts, craft and arts management with a strong specialism in diversity and social inclusion in and through the arts. She was a practising artist for 14 years before studying for an MA in Arts and Cultural Management. Lynne has worked in a variety of venues and organisations, managing public art commissions, coordinating public art panels, delivering maker development initiatives, performing arts festivals, exhibitions and has evaluated major arts and heritage projects.

Making Space Open Studios 2018: 19–20 May (11am–4pm both days).

Meet the Curator: On Monday 4 June Lynne will be in conversation with Andrea Harari, Director and curator of Jagged Art, London.





What's On

Radical Clay: Teaching with the greatest potters of the 1960s

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL

Saturday 22 July 2017 – Sunday 10 June 2018

Empire Through the Lens

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL

Saturday 30 September 2017 – Friday 31 August 2018

Plymouth Art Weekender 2018


Tuesday 09 January 2018 – Sunday 30 September 2018

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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