I've never been to the NCCD (blushes with embarrassment as it's almost on my doorstep), but was very impressed. I was also impressed to see so many young people there, fully engaged with the crafts and various hands-on opportunities.
Carin. DS and DD divided the boxes of Wasabi and Red Bean Kitkats between them and the phone/camera was an immediate hit with Sam. Thank you Carin and if Sam starts speaking in Japanese I won't be the tiniest bit surprised.
We explored one gallery and the opportunity to cut and paste was great for Sam (I did warn you that my blog is Sam-heavy).
Then it was time to explore the other galleries and the shop, full of interesting creations by local craftspeople. There were a couple of pieces that seem to have been exhibited just for me. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of NCCD nominations were invited for makers and designers "with a great future ahead of them". I've included the nominations made for the artists I'm showing.
Nao Fukumoto created these two Chidori woven scarves and the yellow kimono:
Masahashi Tsukada used silk thread to create "Seeds" on the wall and "Roots" on the floor:
And there was indigo...
Louise Anderson created these handprinted pieces on natural linen, "Brush Strokes" and "Circles":
and a Large Triptych Scroll Series in silk, linen and indigo:
Sam was obviously inspired to be arty, look at that professional photograph-taking position: