Remaking the past

Monday August 10 2015

Bilston Craft Gallery’s latest exhibition, exploring the art and archaeology of the Bronze Age, has opened its doors for the first time.

Re-Making the Past, a touring exhibition from the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, will be on show until Saturday October 31 2015.

It features work by artists Mary Butcher, Susan Kinley, Helen Marton, Syann van Niftrik, Gary Wright and Sheila Teague. They have carried out extensive research into the lives and creativity of our Neolithic ancestors and created new work in textiles, clay, metal, glass and more.

The skilled craft of these established makers explores evocative themes of ancient materials and techniques, journeys, and the human history embedded in the landscape.

The gallery is hosting a range of events and activities for all the family to support the new exhibition, including workshops for children and its annual summer garden party.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: “Re-Making the Past promises to be a fascinating exhibition, with some wonderful and thought-provoking exhibits on display. Visitors can also take part in one of the many themed activities for visitors young and old throughout the summer.”

Bilston Craft Gallery is open Tuesdays from 10am–4pm, Wednesdays from 10am-7pm, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am–1pm and Saturdays from 11am-4pm. Entry is free. For more details, please call 01902 552507 or visit


Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more


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