Dail Behennah


Born  Devon 1953

Education
1985-88
 London College of Furniture (part time)
City & Guilds Diploma in Creative Crafts - Basketry,
Parts I & II

Awards
January 1990
 Received Crafts Council Setting Up Grant
2002  Development Award, South West Arts
2005  Grants to Artists, Arts Council England South West

Selected Exhibitions
2010
 The Honey Bee and the Hive, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2009  Intervention at Origin, Commissioned by the Crafts Council
2008  Affordable Art Fair, Twenty Twenty Stand, Battersea, London
Collect – Flow Stand, V&A Museum,  London
2007 Touch, Stroudwater Textile Festival (catalogue)
East Weaves West, Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (tour, catalogue)
Baskets as Architecture, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Member’s Showcase, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
Urban Field. Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2006  Dail Behennah – Wood + Stone, Nääs Konsthantverk
Galleri, Nr. Gothenburg, Sweden
2005  Collect – Devon Guild of Craftsmen Stand, V&A
Museum, London
2004  Collect–Crafts Council Stand, V&A Museum, London
Hands Across the Border, The Gallery, Ruthin Craft
Centre, Denbighshire
2002  SOFA, Chicago, on Crafts Council stand
The Unexpected Too, Sotheby’s, New York, USA
2001  From Across the Pond, Browngrotta Arts, Wilton,
Connecticut, USA
Crossover, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk
Natural Choice, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Wired, Browngrotta Arts, Wilton, Connecticut, US
Thirteen Hands, curated by Caol Crafts Team,           West Highland Museum, Scotland (tour)
2000  Japanese Connections, Chukyo University Art
Gallery, Nagoya, Japan (tour)
1989  Contemporary Basketmakers , Ruskin Craft Gallery

Collections  
Crafts Council Collection                                
Bankfield Museum, Halifax         
Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery
Worcester Museum & Art Gallery  
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead       
Castle Museum, Norwich   
Prior’s Court School, Oxfordshire
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
New Ruskin Gallery, Sheffield
Somerset County Museums Loans Service
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge                
Contemporary Arts Society           
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery  
Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA                                                                  

Major Commissions 
2010
  Screens for Bournville Primary School,
Weston super Mare
Installation for the Beacon Centre, Taunton & Somerset Hospital.
2009  Labelled, a major installation of 500 enamelled labels for Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery. 
2007  Lead artist for refurbishment of Accident & Emergency Department, Taunton & Somerset Hospital. Work included design and installation of
two screens and design of vinyl flooring and signage.
2006  In collaboration with Nick Childs, architect, design of
balustrade, doors and windows for building at Harbourside, Bristol.
1997  Trophies for the FT/ABSA Awards, with glass maker Bob Crooks
1993  Waste bins in aluminium & steel for Castle Park,
Bristol
1991  Baskets for the foyer of the Hewlett Packard Training Centre, Wokingham

Exhibitions

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2011

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