Exhibitions to visit

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Here, we take a look at some of the exhibitions you might like to visit over the coming months.

‘Chihuly in the Desert’ (US)

Combining art and architecture inspired by nature, Dale Chihuly is in the Sonoran Desert in North America with his latest exhibition ‘Chihuly in the Desert’ at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona (pictured above). The joint exhibitions feature the same stunning installations nestled among desert plants, but each location will have its own unique method to display each piece. 

Runs to 19 June
Find out more or book tickets at: chihulyinthedesert.org

‘Fruits of the Forest’ at RHS Harlow Carr (UK) 

After BAMM North’s proposed exhibition in 2021 at RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, in Harrogate, became victim to the pandemic, they’re delighted to be heading back there. The theme is ‘Fruits of the Forest’ and the exhibition will feature mosaics from around twenty northern-based artists, all members of the British Association for Modern Mosaic.

Rowan by Flick Gillett

Based in the Old Bath House, in the depths of the beautiful gardens at Harlow Carr, it’s a fabulous venue and draws a growing audience of fans of both the gardens themselves and of mosaic art.

Runs from 24 March to 24 April 2022
Exhibition open during normal hours: rhs.org.uk
Usual RHS entry fees apply

‘Constellations’ at Chester Cathedral (UK)

‘Constellations’ is bringing together outstanding works of contemporary mosaic by internationally recognised artists. Artists will present new work, never seen before, responding to the theme ‘Constellations’. 

Visitors will be able to enjoy the extraordinary variety of materials, texture and colour used by modern mosaic artists, and appreciate the detail and complexity of this art form. There will also be a collaborative installation created from tiny jewel-like mosaics made in bottle tops.

The exhibition has been curated by Aleta Doran, Artist in Residence at Chester Cathedral, and Manchester-based mosaic artist Tracey Cartledge, on behalf of the British Association for Modern Mosaic.

Aleta says the exhibition is designed to showcase mosaic as a “living art”. “Chester is a Roman city with fragments of Roman mosaics and there are Victorian mosaics in the cathedral,” Aleta explains. “Through this exhibition, we want to show that mosaic is alive as an art and how artists are working with all kinds of materials now. The whole motivation is to show the continuity of mosaic art over such a vast expanse of time.”

Runs from 21 March to 24 April 2022
Exhibition open during normal cathedral hours: chestercathedral.com
Free entry; donations welcome