Folk Archive is a
vibrant, visual account of contemporary folk art and creativity in the
UK organised by Alan Kane and Jeremy Deller.
Celebrating folk art's dynamic and influential role in British society,
the exhibition features an astonishing range of work, from
needlework to a mechanical elephant, as well as documentation of events,
drawings and paintings, many
with a narrative or commemorative element.
Surprising and revealing, Folk Archive offers a truly alternative view
of our culture.
The exhibition is accompanied by a full-colour publication by Alan Kane
and Jeremy Deller
with an essay by Jeremy Millar, edited by Bruce Haines and published by
FOLK ARCHIVE IS TOURING
Milton Keynes Gallery 2 Aug-18 Sept
Spacex Gallery Exeter 1 Oct-26 Nov
Kunsthalle Basel Switzerland, 1 Oct-13 Nov
The New Art Gallery Walsall 10 Feb-23 Apr 2006
Aberystwyth Arts Centre 3 June-15 July/06
The Lowry Salford, 22 July-17 Sep/06
Folk Archive exhibition tour supported by Arts Council England and the
With thanks to the
English Folk Dance & Song Society