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a short documentary film for a touring exhibition that explores the personal collections of one of the crafts council’s founders: Ralph Turner

Collecting a Kaleidoscope was an exhibition of 20 objects from the Crafts Council Collection selected by Ralph Turner, renowned curator, writer and former Head of Exhibitions at the Crafts Council from 1979-1989.

Ralph Turner’s love of craft started during a childhood in a Welsh coal-mining town where hand-making was a necessary part of everyday life. He believes craft offers a timely antidote to our current global culture. Through his very personal selection from a public collection we are offered an insight to the diverse and unique nature of contemporary craft and the breadth and depth of an exceptional public collection.

In 2008 The Light Surgeons interviewed Ralph Turner and filmed a selection of his own personal objects to produce this short film which accompanied a touring exhibition.


Director & Editor :Martin Banks
Producer:Annie Kwan

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