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"Celebrating Boxes: An Amazing Array of Beautifully Made Boxes"
2003-06-21 until 2003-08-30
Bolton Museum and Art Gallery
UK United Kingdom
The Bolton Museum & Art Gallery are Celebrating Boxes with a major international exhibition, bringing together the breathtaking skill and inventiveness of over 60 box-makers from Britain, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, France, Germany, Denmark, Austria and Israel. It was researched by British box-makers Peter Lloyd and Andrew Crawford, who both share a love of wood and a commitment to craftsmanship, along with a fascination with the mystique of boxes of all kinds.
Exquisite workmanship is only a starting point as the designers let you into their world, sharing their thoughts, desires and aspirations. From the lasting appeal of the classically designed jewellery box to the modern wooden hinged chest, the wide range and diversity of the collection is stunning, from finely sculpted and intricate creations to joyous pieces that are blatantly quirky and amusing, bringing an immediate smile to the face.
This breathtakingly intricate exhibition originated at Tullie House, Carlisle before touring at the Oxo Tower in London, the Collins Gallery, Glasgow and the Usher Gallery, Lincoln.
Councillor Laurie Williamson, Executive Member for Culture added, "I am particularly looking forward to this exhibition and am pleased to see that Bolton Museum and Art Gallery are able to bring to Bolton contemporary art of the highest quality and originality."
Jon Finch, Collection Services Manager explains that, "Bringing the nationally renown Celebrating Boxes exhibition to Bolton is a tremendous opportunity for the Museum. Not only is the exhibition of a high calibre, but it also provides a wonderful opportunity for families to have lots of fun."