BNN have been out and about at the V&A museum London and we stumble upon all things Crafty.
Out of the Ordinary: Spectacular Craft brings together the work of eight contemporary artists who place craft at the heart of their practice: Olu Amoda, Catherine Bertola, Annie Cattrell, Susan Collis, Naomi Filmer, Lu Shengzhong, Yoshihiro Suda and Anne Wilson.
We were really liking the work of Nigerian creative Nerd Olu Amoda and his depiction of lagos using bits of metal such as nails.
This is Lagos 2002
Queen of the Night 2003
Other crafty folk we liked ...
'I move from weaving, to sound, to glass, to video and collaborative practices very liberally, rather than being defined by a specific way of making.'
Using textile techniques such as lace making, crochet and knitting Chicago artist Anne Wilson and her team created these delights
She also does video and sound installations
Errant behaviours 2004
'My work is about labour, investing time in a very ordinary material. I use daily domestic activities or chores such as vacuuming and dusting to make my work. The manual labour involved adds value to something that usually gets swept away.'
Bertola created a cutout of an existing wallpaper that used to be hung in the museum. With the use of the black patterned wallpaper and the contrasting white wall suggestively placed in corners to form a very striking 3d wall piece.
Everything and Nothing 2007
We loved the V&A for showing how everyday Ordinary became a delight of beauty and the best thing it is all free.