RABBIT Exhibition, Workshops & Events with Sarah-Joy Ford

Saturday 18th May 2024 to Saturday 17th August 2024

Bury Art Museum, Moss Street, Bury, BL9 0DR

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RABBIT presents a collection of new quilts and collaborations created by artist Sarah-Joy Ford about the rabbits who have been present throughout her life

RABBIT Exhibition, Workshops & Events with Sarah-Joy Ford

At the heart of the show are the two white rabbits, Peter and John, those silent sentinels to Sarah-Joy’s everyday, her constant companions. She tell tales too, of trickster rabbits, of Brer Rabbit, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton Tail; and ponders the mysterious disappearance of Darius – the Guinness book of records ‘world’s longest rabbit’.

The exhibition is an active refusal to put away childish things, instead taking seriously those material intimacies that we build beyond the human. Prioritising the politics of softness in harsh times: and uplifting that which has been denigrated; the femme, the threadbare creature, and our childish dreams.

sarahjoyford.com / @sarahjoy.ford

Exhibition Launch Info

Exhibition Launch Events - Saturday, 18 May 2024

12pm-1.30pm

Artists in Conversation event: Rabbits, repair and the emotional politics of stitch

Laura Moseley the director of Common Threads Press will be hosting artists Sarah-Joy Ford and Angela Maddocks in conversation. They will be talking about the collaboration White Rabbits commissioned for RABBIT, the possibilities of repair and the emotional evocative power of stitch.

1.30pm – 2pm

RABBIT Performances

This will be an opportunity to see the debut of three new performances commissioned especially for RABBIT from artists Rachael Field, Dudley Walsh and Jane Campbell.

2pm-4pm

Private View

An opportunity to explore the exhibition in depth on its first day open to the public.

Workshops & Events:


RABBIT Workshops and Events Programme

Workshops for Children and Adults linked to the exhibition, RABBIT.

All workshops are limited capacity and FREE to attend. Please book your place at the front desk in the gallery, by emailing artgallery@bury.gov.uk, or over the phone on 0161 253 5878.

15 June 2-4pm

  • Soft Toy Repair Surgery Workshop with Stitched Up (For Adults)

22 June 2-4pm

  • RABBIT tales book making workshop with George Gibson (For Adults)

25 May, 8 June, 29 June, 13 July, 27 July & 3 August (2pm-3.30pm)

  • BAM Mini Artists Soft Toys Picnic Workshops (children aged 4-11)
  • Join our enthusiastic team for an art & craft workshop inspired by soft toys, picnics and childhood memories.

29 June 1-3pm

  • Rabbiting On Pride Picnic
  • Library Gardens – opposite Bury Sculpture Centre

Find out more about what's happening on the Bury Art Museum website.

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