Drawn from the outstanding collection of post-war and contemporary art assembled by collector Anthony d'Offay and part-gifted to the nation.

Known for her highly executed drawings using charcoal, graphite and erasers, and for her practice in print-making, Latvian artist Vija​ Celmins's delicate images record natural phenomenon, captured through a telescope or camera, temporarily frozen in time.

Based on photographs of the sea, deserts, the night sky, the artist focuses on the relationship between minutiae and the universal, and the position of the individual in the context of vastness. Some pieces took as long as a year to complete.

The National Centre for Craft & Design

Navigation Wharf Carre Street Sleaford, NG34 7TW


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