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Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters

Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters
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23 Mar 2019 - 1 Sep 2019

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Harewood House

Harewood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 9LG

What is craft and why does it matter?

A new exhibition, Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters, reopened Harewood House in Yorkshire and launched the inaugural Harewood Biennial, the first and largest exhibition of its kind in the UK outside London.

It features 26 of the most exciting British-based makers, from fashion and textiles to ceramics and metalwork, alongside a programme of events, bookable workshops and activities. Three new commissions are works from renowned craft pioneers Anthony Burrill, Faye Toogood and Max Lamb.

Harewood House, just outside Leeds, was originally built as a show house, using some of the finest craftspeople of the time. Fast forward 250 years and it is perfectly positioned to spearhead a conversation in what role craft has today and what potential it has to shape our future.

The exhibition continues to 1 September 2019.

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Online ticket prices
Must be booked in advance by the day before your visit

Adult £13.50 (£15 with Gift Aid) / Child £7.20 (£8 with Gift Aid)* / Family £36 (£40 with Gift Aid) † / Tickets prices at the Gate

Available to buy on the day

Adult £15 (£16.50 with Gift Aid) / Child £8 (£8.80 with Gift Aid) * / Family £40 (£44 with Gift Aid) † / * children aged 4 to 17 years old, under 4s go free

† family ticket includes two adults and two children aged 4 to 17 years old, under 4s go free

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