For more than three centuries, Chatsworth House in Derbyshire has been home to the Dukes of Devonshire, whose legendary collection of paintings and decorative arts is one of the world’s greatest. This autumn, in Chatsworth’s galleries, Sotheby’s will host Modern Makers, a selling exhibition of contemporary craft brought together by curator Sarah Griffin.
Taking Chatsworth and the Devonshire Collection as a source of inspiration, leading international artists have created an outstanding selection of works including furniture, textiles, ceramics and metalwork, which create a unique dialogue with their historic surroundings. Highlights will include a spectacular ash bed by Joseph Walsh, Ptolemy Mann’s exquisite textile installation and a dramatic steel chandelier by Junko Mori. In its scope and interpretation, the exhibition is intended to challenge perceptions of conventional crafts practice.
Modern Makers will be paired with Beyond Limits, an exhibition of monumental sculpture in the spectacular grounds of Chatsworth House.
Daily 11am- 5.30pm
last admission 4.30pm