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Our Current Exhibition
Woman's Hour Craft Prize Exhibition

From 30 November 2018 - 16 March 2019
Wednesday - Saturday: 11am - 5pm

The best in Contemporary craft comes to Chester.

Chester Visual Arts are proud to present the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize, marking the launch of a new year-long exhibition programme at The Old Library in Chester. This exhibition follows the hugely successful V&A Pop Art in Print exhibition and Liz West’s Our Colour Reflection at Chester Cathedral, further cementing the organisation’s ambition to bring great art to Chester.

Showcasing the most innovative and exciting craft practice in the UK today, this V&A exhibition at the Old Library marks the 70th anniversary of BBC Woman’s Hour. Traditional materials and historic skills meet new techniques in an exhibition that combines beauty and precise detail with challenging ideas.


Address: The Old Library, Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2EF

Open Wednesday - Saturday: 11am - 5pm. The exhibition will be closed for the Christmas period from 16 December 2018 to 8 January 2019

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Previous Exhibitions
Liz West - Our Colour Reflection


In February 2018 visitors to Chester Cathedral had a unique opportunity to see Liz West’s beautiful “Our Colour Reflection” installed in the Chapter House.

Liz West’s work is powerful and immersive, experimenting with the relationship between light and colour, heightening sensory awareness in the viewer and provoking a deep emotional response.

Following the huge success of the Ark Exhibition of modern sculpture in summer 2017, the Gothic architecture of the cathedral’s Chapter House provided the perfect setting for Our Colour Reflection.

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Pop Art in Print


‘Pop Art in Print', presented by Chester Visual Arts and curated by the V & A, brought together, for the first time, an international collection of Pop graphics featuring artists Andy Warhol, Patrick Caulfield, Richard Hamilton, Allen Jones, Roy Lichtenstein and Ed Ruscha.

It also explored Pop in other media, including printed textiles from the period, wallpapers inspired by Pop’s strong graphic character and comic book styling, artists’ books and posters. The exhibition concluded by taking a look at the legacy of Pop in the work of more recent artists and designers.

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