For some time now I have been meaning to write in praise of the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, aka NCCD, formerly known as The Hub. I will get round to it in due course, but as I was researching things to do at Easter, I came across their current special exhibition, which runs until April 5th. Here’s their billing:
“Sound Matters considers the connections between craft practice and sound art. Seven contemporary works have been selected to illustrate ways in which these two distinct practices collide. Exploring the physicality of sound, the works are characterised by both their sonic properties and materiality”
This week the NCCD is also offering an Easter programme with kids in mind. This afternoon there are family-friendly craft activities with Artist in Residence, Ruth Singer, and there are other workshops during the week.
I and my family have been irregular visitors to this excellent craft centre (we still think of it as The Hub…..) since it was opened in 2002, after the £2.4 million refurbishment of the old Hubbards and Philips Seed Warehouse in Navigation Yard, Sleaford. It is now “the largest venue in England entirely dedicated to the exhibition, celebration, support and promotion of national and international contemporary craft and design.”