Year of Craft 2021

From February 2021


2021 is the Crafts Council’s 50th anniversary year. Museums, galleries and festivals across the North West will celebrate the Year of Craft with events and displays throughout this year.

The Bdc reopen with a curated display featuring talented craft makers who work from studios across the region. This supports a new series of displays planned for later this year with our partners the Walker Art Gallery and the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum which has developed from an Art Fund Professional Network Grant that has supported a collaborative research survey of makers working across the region.

In support of the planned displays work by local makers will be available for sale at the Display Centre: including Michael Brennand-WoodHalima Cassell, Jacob Chan, David & Margaret Frith, Hugh Miller, Attila Olah, Verity Pulford and Emma Rodgers.

The displays are ongoing throughout the Display Centre from Spring 2021.

A selection of work by the featured makers is available through our online shop.

As part of the display, Bdc is planning a series on online events including a gallery tour and meet the maker events.  We will be providing more details soon – sign up to our newsletter or check our What’s On page to keep up to date on new events.