Exhibitions

Here is a selection of items from two major exhibitions mounted by the Guild. 

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Beadwork! Celebrating ten years of The Beadworkers Guild 2009

The Guild staged an exhibition in the autumn of 2009 to celebrate its tenth anniversary.  It was a fantastic collection of contemporary beadwork, from small, intricate jewellery items to huge wall hangings.  In all, 166 pieces were on display from some 70 Guild members. 

Some of the contributions had previously been entered into one of the Guild's annual Challenges and feature in the book 'Celebrating Beadwork'.  This a selection from the other items in the exhibition.

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, 19 August to 4 October 2009

The Magic of Mackintosh in Beads, 2012

The theme for the Beading Festival in 2012 was the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret Macdonald.  The members who attended the Bead In were inspired to create some wonderful work.  In all more than forty members contributed some 60 items to this exhibition, of which this is a selection.

78 Derngate, Northampton, 6 October to 16 December 2012