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A collage of artworks being featured in the Crafted Exhibition

Make someone’s Christmas with ‘Crafted’

by Emily Maguire

Looking for some Christmas gift inspiration? Kirkby Gallery is currently hosting ‘Crafted’ a biennial exhibition of contemporary craft, design and fine art, with the majority of the works in the show available to buy!

The exhibition features, textiles, fashion, ceramics, illustration, collage, painting and book art by artists and makers from Knowsley and beyond, including Becky Atherton, Kelly Broughton, Kate Bufton, Hollie Cooper, Julie Dodd, Harry Garner, Heston Isle Press, David Holmes, Sue McLaren, Ali Pickard, Catherine Rogers, Julie Taylor, Kate Tidmarsh, Hilary Marteau and the North West Book Art Group.

There are over 150 pieces of art up for grabs this year, with prices starting at as little as £3.

Hand painted Christmas baubles by Julie Dodd are £15 each and each one is unique.

hand painted christmas baubles

Kirkby Gallery Crafted PV 27.10.23

Dragonfly brooches by Hilary Marteau are £5 each and her embellished denim jackets for children and adults, have been selling from £10 upwards.

glass bead dragonfly brooches

Kirkby Gallery Crafted PV 27.10.23

Handmade and handprinted limited editions books by book artist Sue McLaren are available to buy from £15 upwards.

hand painted books

Kirkby Gallery Crafted PV 27.10.23

Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said: “If you’re looking for something unique and thoughtful to give as an original, handmade gift this year, look no further than Kirkby Gallery. As well as being able to give a remarkable gift to someone you love, you are also supporting local artists and Kirkby Gallery.”

Visit the gallery at the Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, L32 8XY. The exhibition is open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) and Saturday 10am – 1pm (last entry 12.30pm) until Friday 22 December or contact galleries@knowsley.gov.uk for more information.