Materiality explores ways to push the boundaries of traditional craft through the innovative, concept driven, use of materials. In collaboration with Goodfellow and the design agency MaterialDriven the art collective Transition will show how art can be a potent catalyst for dialogue and reflection.
Process leads design in Materiality. which showcases the innovative recent work of the art collective Transition. The thirteen artists have regularly exhibited together since 2018 and explore the physical nature and properties of traditional, technical and innovative materials.
Transition continues to break new ground, blur boundaries between disciplines and test our conventional ideas of craft. Maintaining a focus on high levels of skill and artistic concept, our makers work in woven textiles, fibre, jewellery, ceramics, metalwork and glass.
A coherent ethos relating to sustainability, quality and the promotion of a constantly evolving practice is evident in a commitment to strong, conceptual narratives which underpin the individual work produced.
Some examples of the Transition Collective's work
Materiality: The Transition Group
This exhibition is a collaboration between three entities.
Goodfellow is the sponsor for the event. Established in 1946 Goodfellow is well known as a specialist supplier of metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers and other materials, with no minimum order quantity, to meet the research, development and specialist production requirements of science and industry worldwide.
Transition is a unique art collective of graduates from the University of Creative Arts, that works with a range of materials from textiles, to glass to metal and ceramics. They will be exhibiting their work.
MaterialDriven is a design agency and materials library in London that will be curating the display. With a curated range of materials in our collection, our expertise lies in locating and sourcing innovative materials, as well as understanding their applications, and impact across industries. Our collection serves as the basis for strategic projects and connections that we enable– between the developers of new materials and those seeking to learn about and apply them. These projects include curated exhibitions that present this innovation, engaging visitors into the powerful narratives behind each material.
How we work together
Over the past few months MaterialDriven has been nurturing a relationship between the technical material company Goodfellow and the art collective Transition. Goodfellow has been supporting the Transition collective with materials for them to explore and use in their artwork. The exhibition will reflect the results of this collaboration.