The Harewood Biennial returns in March 2022 with Radical Acts: Why Craft Matters. Following 2019’s Useful/Beautiful, curator Hugo Macdonald and the Harewood team have once again set to create a ground-breaking exhibition rooted in craft and craftsmanship.
The 2022 Biennial explores why craft is a ‘radical act’, helping us to address urgent crises in life and society today, and looking to a future where we might live in a more environmentally and socially-responsible way.
Radical Acts launches with a series of short films and podcasts – scroll down to the featured links below.
Generously supported by Arts Council England and the DCMS Culture Recovery Fund
Make It Harewood returns for 2022! As part of Radical Acts: Why Craft Matters, we are bringing you a weekend long festival which opens up the world of craft, allowing the whole family to get stuck in, meet … Read more
30 June – 1 July 2022
The Harewood Biennial explores the transformative power of craft and creativity, which connects people and empowers communities. In this year’s exhibition, Radical Acts: Why Craft Matters, curator Hugo … Read more
We’re not here to change the world of fashion. We’re here to create good jobs. In The Radical Act of Community, Patrick Grant, founder of Community Clothing, introduces the fashion and clothing … Read more
We all have a responsibility to make sure the objects we are designing or creating have either a limited negative impact or, as we do, a positive impact on the earth. In The Radical Act of Environment, … Read more
Not so long ago, we wouldn’t have thought twice about getting out the sewing box and mending holes in our clothes. Today, thanks to the rise of fast fashion and the decline of our patience and … Read more
The impacts of our throwaway culture are extreme – socially, environmentally and globally. In the UK alone, we produce around 200 million tonnes of waste a year. Michael Marriott is a … Read more
Mass commercial farming is a modern ill with extreme environmental and social consequences. Traditional, rural farming communities are decimated by conglomerates, and once fertile fields are … Read more
The Harewood Biennial is a bold exhibition for our times, exploring the transformative power of craft and creativity, which connects people and empowers communities. Listen to Jane's introductory … Read more
In Radical Acts, craft is presented as a bridge between our roots and our future. Radical Acts: Why Craft Matters is about craft with social and environmental purpose. We tend to define craft as a … Read more
Harewood Biennial 2022 to explore narratives of social and environmental purpose in the work of 15 contemporary craftspeople, designers and initiatives. Saturday 26 March to Monday 29 August 2022 … Read more