SIMON OLDING 2018
A one day symposium, organised by the Crafts Study Centre, the International Textile Conference Centre and the Canterbury School of Architecture at UCA was held at the Building Centre, London, on 24 November 2014, with key note lectures from Petra Blaisse, Piers Taylor and Roz Barr.
REBECCA SKEELS 2018
The first of a series of biennial conferences was held at UCA in March 2018 to discuss, engage, debate, publish and disseminate new research starting with craft issues within the Jewellery and Silversmithing industries.
ASHLEY HOWARD 2017
A biennial symposium which puts students on an equal platform with their lecturers and professors. In 2017 it was held at UCA Farnham with the theme 'Interpreting History'. It comprised published lectures from Clare Twomey, Steve Brown and Martina Margetts, a catalogued exhibition (ISBN 978-0-9930502-4-4) and demonstrations by Margaret O’ Rourke, Steve Brown and Dylan Bowen.
LESLEY MILLAR 2017
Here & Now is the first major exhibition of international contemporary tapestry in England for over 20 years. Featuring work from 6 countries, it demonstrates the breadth of international commitment to contemporary tapestry and the ways in which the narrative heritage of the medium is used to engage with political, aesthetic and personal issues of current discourse.
LESLEY MILLAR 2016
An exhibition shown in Farnham and Rugby with an accompanying catalogue and a symposium organised by the Japan Foundation completed this 3 year research programme into the Japanese culture of Kawaii.
ASHLEY HOWARD 2016
Material Symphysis was a collaborative exhibition of crafts by staff from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham and Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai). A symposium and an online catalogue supported the exhibition.
DIANA HARRISON 2016
In August 2016, Diana Harrison held a solo exhibition of her work, with an accompanying catalogue and public lecture, at the Crafts Study Centre Farnham.
LESLEY MILLAR 2014
A Colloquium, arranged in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University explored the ways in which the qualities of cloth to seduce, conceal and reveal have been developed and exploited in art. A book will be published in Spring 2018 (Bloomsbury).
SIMON OLDING 2014
Research funding enabled Professors Olding and Millar to travel to Iceland to identify and develop links with local contemporary craft practitioners at the cutting edge of their practice. A selection of work was selected for an exhibition to be held in the Crafts Study Centre in 2018.