UWE holds Christmas sale of artists' badges

Issue date: 24 November 2005


Issue date: 24/11/05

Artists from the Enamel, Textile and Ceramic Applied Arts Research Group (etc) in the Bristol School of Art, Media and Design at the University of the West of England are offering Christmas shoppers the chance to buy a really unusual and unique gift.

An exhibition and sale of badges, exemplifying the best in Applied arts, designed and made by UWE and invited artists, will be held in the Foyer Gallery, Bower Ashton Campus from Monday 28 November until Wednesday 7 December.

Twenty artists, including UWE students and invited artists have each designed and made enamel, ceramic or felt badges in a limited edition of 50. Each badge is priced at just £15 and presented in an individual gift box together with a special note from the artist.

Exhibition organiser and artist, Matthew Partington said, “This exhibition is the culmination of the third annual badges Project. Etc members and invited artists have worked to produce limited edition badges in enamel, porcelain or felt: the purpose being to showcase the distinctive and diverse talents of makers working in the applied arts and to support the cause of applied arts research. There is some really beautiful work and this sale presents exhibition visitors with the chance to buy work by some of the most respected and talented Applied Artists working in the region. ”

Invited artists taking part this year include: Helen Carnac, a jeweller/metalsmith from Sir John Cass, London Metropolitan University; Susmita Banerjee, an enamel artist from Calcutta; Carole Waller, a locally based textile artist and designer and Dail Behennah, a Bristol based basket-maker.

Badges can be purchased during the show’s preview on Tuesday 29 November, 17.00 to 21.30 or can be ordered by post, using an order form available on the etc website
http://www.media.uwe.ac.uk/etc/badges.htm

-ENDS-

Editor’s notes

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