Site 2024 – 14 art, craft and design graduates create and showcase new work over four days

  • 14 recently graduated artists will work with people passing by to create new artworks over 4 days as part of In:Site 2024.
  • Curated and produced by Craftspace, In:Site invites the graduates this year to respond to the theme of care as they create work outside Birmingham Cathedral.
  • Taking place 21 – 24 May 2024, 11.00am – 4.30pm find out more:

In:Site takes place outside at Birmingham Cathedral, 21 – 24 May 2024. Over 4 days, 14 recently graduated artists will work with people passing by to create new artworks responding to the theme of care.

In:Site is curated and produced by Craftspace, a Birmingham based charity creating opportunities to see, make and be curious about contemporary craft. 2024 is the 11th time that the project has taken place.

The event showcases the work of art, craft and design graduates from across the UK, bringing the work of emerging artists to new audiences. Everyone is welcome and it is free to watch and take part.

Katy Sadler, Learning and Engagement Manager at Craftspace: “InSite is a career and practice development project for UK based artists at an early stage in their careers who are exploring material practices. Craftspace are keen to encourage artists to think about their motivation for making art, and the approaches and processes they use in their making, the project supports them to think about how they could work as artists in different contexts and settings.

“Shaped by an educational experience impacted by covid and making work in a world undergoing crisis at every level, there has been a shift in the subjects and issues driving the creative responses of many BA and MA applied art graduates. Artists who have applied to be part of this year’s In:Site project are exploring themes of care in their practices, we look forward to seeing what they create.”

The 2024 cohort of In:Site artists include: Adama Conteh who will be creating healing spaces; Alice Biolo who is translating emotional processes into tangible objects; Amber Lily exploring colour, texture and mark making; Jade Holt’s sustainable woven fabrics; Joanne Lamb whose work reconnects with nature through textiles; Katerina Knight who will work by hand, inspired by nature; Katy Gillam-Hull blending found materials and storytelling; Lola Awolowo creating remembered characters; Lucy Ralph exploring fast fashion and repair; Martha Wiles looking at craft as a catalyst for change; Rebecca Leek using art to foster understanding and change; Rehana Adams-Bell exploring Black identity; Roberta Schreyer whose work looks at healing our relationship to the earth; and Ruth Petersen’s who highlights social injustice through her practice.

The artworks created with the public will be on display inside the Cathedral and around the churchyard until Monday 27th May 2024.

In:Site 2024 is part of Birmingham’s 100 Days of Creativity, led by Colmore BID, running from 19 May – 26 August. Find out more here:

Find out more about In:Site 2024 here: Keep up to date with the artworks as they are created via Twitter: tweetcraftspace or Instagram: craftspace_.