Crafty Thoughts

19July02 - 09September02

A Visiting Arts funded project. The first group exhibition of work by eight leading contemporary Sri Lankan artists whose work highlights the critical revival that craft is enjoying within the wider arts scene and a new aesthetic space where innovation thrives and pleasure in materials abounds in suggestive and unexpected ways. Works ranged from plasticine models and terracotta sculptures to photographs and textile based installations. Organised by independent curator Sharmini Pereira in conjunction with the University of Liverpool Art Collections. Presented as part of ArtSouthAsia at the University of Liverpool Art Gallery, organised by SHISHA, the international agency for contemporary South Asian crafts and visual arts. The project grew out of a curators visit organised by Shisha to South Asia in 2001 which was also supported by Visiting Arts.

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