image: the new basket workshop

basket case is the name of a recent exhibition held at the national gallery of zimbabwe in harare and curated by zimbabwe born designer heath nash. the exhibit featured basketry work from various local craft groups assembled together by the not-for-profit organization the new basket workshop. the new basket workshop provides design and product assistance to basket producers in southern africa. the craft groups exhibiting in basket case were the binga craft centre, bulawayo home industries, lupane women’s centre and the zienzele foundation. heath nash’s designs were among those works displayed, his lighting designs were produced in collaboration with local craftspeople. despite the importance of craft in zimbabwe, this was the first craft focused show held at the national gallery in almost 30 years. besides exhibiting works from the artists, the show also demonstrated how design can improve the lives of rural basket workers.

http://www.thenewbasketworkshop.org.za http://heathnash.com

basket case image: the new basket workshop

basket case image: the new basket workshop

basket case image: the new basket workshop

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basket caseimage via bbc

basket case image: the new basket workshop

basket caseimage via bbc

basket case image: the new basket workshop

basket case image: the new basket workshop

basket case image: the new basket workshop

basket caseimage via bbc