10 artists. 4 nations. Centuries of making. This exhibition is part of the ongoing Mayflower 400 commemorations.

Just over 400 years ago, the Mayflower embarked from Plymouth, England. Many aboard were non-conformists, leaving their homeland for fear that their religious community would otherwise perish. On arriving in what seemed to them a 'new world' they established a settlement, but of course this land was already long inhabited by the Wampanoag people who lived in the region they called Patuxet.

The implications of the Mayflower crossing are so far-reaching they are sometimes difficult to comprehend. The voyage is both a national origin story for America and, given the widespread devastation of the Indigenous population that resulted, an event to mourn. There is common ground here in the act of remembrance, but the distance between these two perspectives can feel vast

Another Crossing charts a course through this abyss. The project is a transatlantic collaboration organised by Plymouth College of Art, The Box and the Fuller Craft Museum in Massachusetts, USA. Each participating artist has created work in response to the Mayflower anniversary, utilising only tools, materials and processes that existed in 1620. It's a concept that highlights the sophistication of historic craft practices. Collectively, they suggest that the journey undertaken by the Mayflower is still in progress all these years later. We’re still trying to get to a better place.

Curated by Glenn Adamson, the exhibition features work by Annette Bellamy, Sonya Clark, David Clarke, Michelle Erickson, Jeffrey Gibson, Jasleen Kaur, Christien Meindertsma, Jonathan James Perry, Katie Schwab and Allison Smith.

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