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Following his three month Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary residency at Turner Contemporary, Margate, Artlink present Oliver MacDonald’s solo exhibition, ‘Dog Basket Baboon’.

Oliver MacDonald is the recipient of Shape Arts’ 2017 Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary. Trained as a willow weaver, he explores traditional craft through a conceptual lens. He utilised word play and layers of reference to often absurd and humorous ends.

During his 3-month residency at Turner Contemporary as the ARMB recipient, Oliver engaged local audiences in the rich heritage and materiality of basket weaving, drawing on links to the gallery’s seaside location, occupational therapy, and the obsolescence of craft.

In his durational performance piece ‘Underwater Basket Weaving’ Oliver wove a traditional lobster pot inside a fabricated diving bell. The performance reflected the title phrase, commenting on the presumed worth of an arts education.

This exhibition presents recent works alongside an installation where audiences are invited to immerse themselves into Oliver’s pseudo-studio.

Please note, all are welcome to attend the Private View on 19 May from 6 to 8pm. Resident Square Peg photographerJerome Whittingham and blogger Michelle Dee will be also attending. However, Artlink welcomes all amateur bloggers and photographers!

Event Type

  • Family Friendly


All ages


87 Princes Avenue
01482 345 104


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Venue Access

  • Accessible Information Points
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Baby Changing
  • Hearing Loop
  • Level Access
  • Wheelchair Access

Opening times

Monday 10am-4pm
Tuesday 10am-4pm
Wednesday 10am-4pm
Thursday 10am-4pm
Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday Closed

Creative Credits

Hull 2017
Shape Arts London