Crafts on Peel’s first thematic exhibition, IMAGINE THE ‘IM’POSSIBILITIES: BAMBOO, will present the work of ten artisans from Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong, whose practices specialize in reinventing the traditions of bamboo craft. The exhibition and accompanying programming will run from 26 September through to 31 December 2020.
An extension of Crafts on Peel’s inaugural exhibition, IMAGINE THE ‘IM’POSSIBILITIES: BAMBOO, stems from long-term research into contemporary bamboo craftsmanship in Asia. Co-curated by Pe-nelope Luk, Creative Director of Crafts on Peel and Benjamin Wang, Contemporary Artisan from Tai-wan, the exhibition takes visitors on an interactive journey divided into three key sections that explore the utilitarian elements, contemporary aesthetics and traditional craftsmanship of bamboo. Each sec-tion draws attention to the texture, form and natural qualities of bamboo, as well as the processes and historical context that have shaped our engagement with the material over thousands of years.