New Positions for the Crafts Council Collection
The national collection of craft is now home to 27 works by 13 global majority makers. Crafts Council has launched New Positions, a contemporary capsule of works that aims to broaden the depth and diversity of the national collection of craft. All works have been acquired in the last two years by artists and makers who identify as Black, Asian, dual-heritage, or from the Global South. The New Positions acquisition asserts a commitment to reflect a greater diversity of making and makers within the collection.
Each acquisition has been made possible through the generous support of donors, partners, and those who wish to remain anonymous. In particular, Art Fund, whose generous contribution enabled the charity to purchase 18 of the 27 pieces.
With special thanks to Art Fund, Brookfield Properties, Preston Fitzgerald and Cedric Smith, Nicholas and Judith Goodison’s Charitable Settlement, Natalie Melton and TOAST.