Radical Craft

Date:  11th February 2017 - 26th March 2017

This touring exhibition from Craftspace and Outside In highlights the work of 34 international and UK artists who express their creativity beyond the bounds of taught convention, revolutionising the way we see modern craft.

The featured artists are either historically renowned and associated with the 'Outsider Art' genre or contemporary artists, many of whom are self-taught and see themselves as facing barriers to the art world for reasons including health, disability, social circumstance or isolation.

The exhibition is accompanied by an exciting programme of events inspired by the artworks on display. Get inspired by the exhibition and try your hand at a variety of crafts in our workshops for a range of audiences.

To book an event or for more information please call the Box Office on 01228 618700 

Prism Arts Studio Arts Response Piece

Inspired by objects from the Tullie House collections linked to the stories of the artists featured in Radical Craft, Prism Arts Studio Arts Group have created artist responses to form an exciting trail through the Border Galleries for the duration of the Radical Craft exhibition (11 February - 26 March 2017)

Gallery Tours

Wednesday 15th February and Sunday 12th March

Join textile specialist Helen Walsh for a guided tour of the Radical Craft exhibition.  Helen will give her insight as an artist into the processes behind the pieces and lead a discussion on the work on display.  

This event is FREE with admission to the exhibition, booking is advised as places are limited.

Print Making Workshop

Monday 6th March

Join artists from Prism Arts studio arts group for an exciting workshop where you will have the opportunity to try some crafty techniques inspired by objects from the museum collections. 

FREE, booking is advised as places are limited


Our Saturday Sessions offer stimulating 'hands-on' art and crafts experiences for adults. Prices and times vary. Booking is essential.

Saturday 18 February - Drawing for Beginners and Beyond with Karen MacDougall

Sat 4 and Sun 5 March - Ruskin Lace with Karen Quickfall

Saturday 18 March - Rag Rugs with Lynne Stein


Half Term Textiles Project - for 14-19 Year Olds

Be inspired by our Radical Craft Exhibition and join us for four jam-packed days learning new techniques with professional artist Rosie Galloway-Smith. You will learn a number of skills to inject uniqueness into your outfits, and will achieve a Bronze Art Award as you do it!

£50 for the course of four workshops. Places aer limited so book with Catherine to secure your place now on 01228 618705, or at catherine.moss-luffrum@tulliehouse.org


February Half Term Family Events - Every day Monday 20 - Saturday 25 February, 1pm - 4pm

Find your inner artist at our FREE drop-in sessions (no booking necessary) inspired by Radical Craft and the Tullie House collection!

Monday Viking Crafts

Tuesday Junk Modelling

Wednesday Jewellery Making

Thursday DIY Photo Frame

Friday Prehistoric Clay Pots

Saturday Roman Mosaics




Contact Us

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust.
Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP

Tel: 01228 618718
E-Mail: enquiries@tulliehouse.co.uk

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