This exhibition of jewellery, ceramics, textiles and painting explores the value of tea and hand crafted objects used in tea culture. The exhibition explores the value of time, connection and materials. Within the tea room time appears to slow, silence descends and an interaction between the host, guests and the tea objects takes place. The functional objects are at once practical and simple but are also valued for their aesthetic qualities and add to the pleasurable experience of drinking tea.
Curated by Susan Tiller, the show highlights the interconnectedness of tea culture to the arts and philosophy. Artists exhibiting include Sue McFarland, Jiksu Shin, Marguerite Luntungan, Stephen Carroll, Linda Blair, Alison Jackson and Nettie Sumner.
Free public event: Korean tea ceremony
Tea master Stephen Carroll will be conducting a Korean tea ceremony, following a talk about Korean tea culture in the gallery. Saturday 22 June, 2pm to 3pm. All welcome.