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Mapping our hobbies


You are invited to take part in The Hobby Cave, the largest ever exhibition of the UK’s hobbies.

From makers and modifiers to crafters and collectors, alongside award-winning artist and Spider-Man enthusiast Hetain Patel and Artangel, is inviting audiences to share details of their hobbies to inform a nationwide project that will take place in 12 locations across the UK from Summer 2024, including at Barnsley Civic.

Thousands of unique hand-crafted objects loaned by hundreds of people will go on display, with contributions invited from hobbyists such as costume and cosplay makers, crocheters and knitters, wood carvers and model makers, ceramicists, robotics engineers, origami specialists, augmented car enthusiasts and many more.

The Hobby Cave, which has been commissioned by arts organisation Artangel, will celebrate the millions of people across the UK who dedicate their spare time to activities they are passionate about.

It will explore how individuals express their identity, character and creativity through their favourite pastimes. The inaugural exhibition will open in London in July 2024, followed by a curated presentation here at Barnsley Civic in 2025.

Tell us about your hobby by visiting,   

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