This is a joint exhibition with Portsmouth City Museum, and is on show in their ground floor exhibition space. This show runs until 24th February and opening times can be found HERE.
Make! Believe! Make! showcases inventive uses of material and the process of making within contemporary craft. What drives us as Humans to innovate, create and make? Nine contemporary craft artists involve are Annette Bugansky, Judes Crow, Phil Cuttance, Alice Kettle, Sue Paraskeva, Matt Rowe, Ann Richards, Melanie Tomlinson and Sophie Woodrow.
The exhibition exposes their making process in order to spark a conversation about how the methods of making have developed. In doing so, each artist presents us with a story and a beginning a middle and an end so we can see where inspiration comes from, why they make and how.
They have also opened up their making process so we can see how the work is conceptually and physically developed, before revealing their own work, some of which is for sale.
By looking at the journey of making we are able to discuss the reasons and concepts behind the art works, which helps us to evaluate and connect with the importance of making.
Make! Believe! Make! is an exhibition developed as a partnership, between Portsmouth City Museum and Aspex and relates to the gallery’s seasonal question, ‘Does Making things Make us Human?”