Today we were lucky enough to host Graham Rider an artist who wanted to study and draw some of our baskets. Graham is working towards a painting for his MA in Fine Art and is looking to combine themes of the workhouse and basketry. He is particularly interested in laundry baskets and hopes to create a completed drawing of baskets in situ in our laundry. He is working with us over the next few weeks and we look forward to seeing what he comes up with. At the moment he is completing preliminary sketches and as he says “remembering how to draw and paint baskets”. We hope Graham will exhibit some of his work in our October exhibition.