The fair presents a cohort of leading galleries from across the globe, altogether representing over 400 outstanding artists. Most of the work has been made in the last five years, with many artists creating new work for the fair. Ceramics, glass, lacquer, art jewellery, precious metalwork, textiles and fibre, wood and paper are all displayed side-by-side to create a unique opportunity for collectors and craft enthusiasts alike.
Alongside international galleries, Collect Open, the fair’s platform for pioneering craft installations by individual artists and collectives, returns with 14 exciting projects by artists hailing from the USA, Poland, and from all over the UK, including Northern Ireland. A talks programme featuring experts in art, craft and design will take place at the fair and will also be available to stream online.
For those of us who love textiles, fabric has the power to trigger a memory. The smallest pieces of used clothing can transport you back to a special time or event in your life or even conjure up the presence of a loved one no longer with us. For others, they cannot bear to waste even the smallest scraps of beautiful material, threads and embellishments, so they squirrel them away for that special project.
Join Niki to discover the story that inspired this slow-stitch fabric collage workshop using small found scraps of vintage silk and linen. Feel free to bring along your own stash of treasured fabrics and textile connections to include in the creation of your personalized textile narrative painting.
Using just the most basic of running stitches, this workshop is suitable for all levels of experience. All other materials, threads and art canvas will be provided. Niki is a qualified art tutor teaching adult classes locally in creative drawing, printmaking and patchwork & quilting. Niki exhibits both her textile prints and art quilts regularly as a member of the international group, Prism Textiles and regionally with Anglia Textile Works. The workshop will last approximately five hours. Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake are provided. Please bring a packed lunch. Numbers for the workshop are limited to 10, so book early to avoid disappointment. All money raised from their workshops goes towards maintaining David Parr House.
York Ceramics Fair returns in a new, much bigger and better space. The event is selected and run by and for the makers, and their aim is to provide an unpretentious and affordable platform that nonetheless showcases only the finest makers working in clay today. No commission is taken on sales, and this is a chance to buy directly from the maker and support the sector.
Emile Wines are very excited to have Pascal Roblet-Monnot and Jean-Yves Devevey joining them on the 6th March for a day of tasting and discussion at Brunswick House. Pascal and Jean-Yves are at the forefront of the new-wave Burgundy scene. They will be coming ready to discuss the issues that are close to their hearts and their work, including organic and biodynamic viticulture, long élevage, the use of sulphur, vine age, and the merits and evolution of Volnay and the Hautes Côtes de Beaune.
Go down to visit Joy Of Print's Sister Company, C-Atherley, at the inspiring Pentreath And Hall Pop-Up Shop. It will be filled with their Geranium bath oils, hand creams and body care products and much more.
Affordable Art Fair hosts its major spring edition in Battersea Park, London, this March, bringing together a fantastic selection of leading galleries from across the UK and worldwide. With 1,000s of affordable artwork to suit every budget, you’re sure to find the perfect piece – whether that’s an original artwork to hang in your freshly renovated living room or a piece to provide daily inspiration for your workstation – they’ve got you covered!
Don’t miss their exhibition celebrating inspiring female artists for International Women’s Day and curated edits of the best art under £500. Plus, witness a brand new mural created live by street artist David Shillinglaw. With Lates with live DJs, to family hour on the weekend, there’s something for every art lover to enjoy.
Discover a hidden talent or explore a new-found passion in 2023 with Hare's Tails 'Make Well Workshops. From' woodblock printing to the letter carving to jewellery making, all of their workshops will be led by practising makers who are experts in their field. The workshops will be held at their shop in Bruton, and they can’t wait to see you there!
Spotlight Market welcomes new traders to the line-up and some returning favourites - showcasing a range of furniture and decorative antiques, 20th-century art and vintage homewares. The market will be taking place at MKII space in Clapton, which is a beautifully converted industrial building on Powerscroft Road E5. Each trader's stall offers a unique aesthetic, individual to their brand.
Meet award-winning interior designer Rachel Chudley at Schumacher and learn how she uses exuberant designs in a lively and sophisticated way in her own home. She will share her expertise on using fabric on every surface, being brave with colour, having fun with patterns and bringing unexpected touches to interior schemes.
Nessa is a new neighbourhood bistro and bar located in London’s Soho, on the corner of Brewer and Warwick Street. Executive chef Tom Cenci has created classic dishes championing seasonality with an inventive, playful twist. The bar at Nessa has an expansive wine list and lively cocktails to enjoy day and night. Inspired by the rich history of Soho, Vanessa Bell and other artists and creatives of the Bohemian movement, Nessa’s menu has been shaped by the seasons, using produce from Britain and across the channel.
Conversations In Design Hoster By The World Of Interiors: Veere Grenney: All In Proportion, 13th March 11:30am - 12:30pm, TALK, First Floor, Design Centre East, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road, SW10 0XE
Legendary interior designer Veere Grenney works on houses worldwide, from London to Long Island and Mustique to Morocco. A master of contrast, his projects are at once calm and exciting, comfortable and liveable. Discover why harmony, clarity and balance are fundamental to his projects.
In the depths of winter in a small community on a remote Polish mountainside, men from the local hunting club are dying in mysterious circumstances and Janina – an eccentric older local woman, environmentalist and devoted astrologer – has her suspicions. She has been watching the animals with whom the community shares their isolated, rural home, and she believes they are acting strangely…
A thought-provoking, wry and otherworldly murder mystery, this tale is about the cosmos, poetry, and the limitations and possibilities of activism.
Simon McBurney directs a new work for theatre based on Nobel Prize winning author Olga Tokarczuk’s acclaimed novel, which was shortlisted for the 2019 International Booker Prize. Olivier Award-winning actress Kathryn Hunter will play protagonist Janina Duszejko in this ensemble cast.
Head to Cubitt House’s The Coach Makers Arms in Marylebone for a St Patrick’s day knees up with live music and a host of Irish specials on the menu. Guests can dine on snacks like Colcannon and Cashel Blue Croquettes, Whisky Mayonnaise; Pulled Lamb Shoulder, Dripping and Soda Bread; and Clonakilty Black Pudding Fritters with Guinness Sauce while Redbreast 15 Irish whiskey, Black Velvets and, of course, pints of Guinness will be plentiful.
The wonderful Chuffed Store will be popping up for two weeks in March. Not only will they be selling their delightful goods, they will also be using the space for workshops!
16th March - Fungus & Mold Pattern Making Workshop: You will then learn how to carve your own Lino blocks to create your own repeat patterns. Expect a magical evening with twinkling candles, banging tunes, delicious drinks and snacks. 17th March - Trip to The British Museum & Amulet Workshop with Kano: Sara of Kano Shop shares her inspiration and deep love of antiquities and classics, teaching you to create modern talismans to keep for a lifetime.
22nd March - Folde Necklace Workshop: This workshop is focused on creatively exploring the methods around jewellery making. By the end of the evening, you will have created your own wax pendant, which will be cast in silver and finished with a highland horn on a solid silver chain. Expect a candle-lit evening with an inspiring group, delicious drinks and nibbles. 23rd March - Seaweed Pressing Workshops With Tamra: Learn how to hand press seaweed foraged off the British coastline. 24th March - Ritual Studio Ring Workshop: Expect a magical evening with Tarot readings, banging tunes, delicious drinks and a still life of snacks. You will make your own ring which will be cast in a choice of brass or silver.
Explore the different ways of creating sculptural ceramic forms in this two-week evening course, from plastic to leather-hard clay. Be guided through the process of using templates, freehand forms, fettling, slab building and joining using slip, gaining confidence while working with clay. Adding colour and surface patterns through methods such as mono printing and slip designs will mean you create a sculpture unique to you. Your finished piece will be fired and glazed in one of our house glazes and available for collection three weeks from the end of the course. This course is suitable for adults who are complete beginners or for those who wish to refresh their previous knowledge. You don’t need to feel confident in clay to start this course as all aspects of the medium are covered.
Join them for Loved Again London's 2023 spring event. Here you can swap clothes with like-minded sustainable fashion enthusiasts whilst enjoying a drink With an emphasis on high-quality pre-loved goods, guests can enjoy a unique, sustainable shopping experience and are encouraged to engage in meaningful conversation with other like-minded fast fashion fighters. The in real-life occasion offers conscious shoppers an exciting alternative to online purchasing methods from the likes of eBay and Depop.
How does it work? Choose an hour time slot to attend. Bring 1-3 items of preloved clothing. Grab a drink. Shop. What should I bring? They welcome quality clothing, accessories and shoes. Please ensure all items are clean and in good condition.
Explore a period of great upheaval when artists broke with established tradition and laid the foundations for the art of the 20th and the 21st centuries. The decades between 1880 and the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 were a complex, vibrant period of artistic questioning, searching, risk-taking and innovation. The exhibition celebrates the achievements of three giants of the era: Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin and follows the influences they had on younger generations of French artists, on their peers and on wider circles of artists across Europe in Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels and Vienna.
With over a hundred works by artists ranging from Klimt and Kokoschka, Matisse and Picasso to Mondrian and Kandinsky complemented by a selection of sculpture by artists including Rodin and Camille Claudel, the exhibition follows the creation of a new, modern art, free of convention, taking in Expressionism, Cubism and Abstraction.
The exhibition of contemporary South African artist-potter Hylton Nel (b.1941) looks back on 60 years of practice through the lens of the artist’s iconic plates. Bringing together over 200 examples, including a selection of brand new, never-before-seen works created in response to Charleston, ‘This plate is what I have to say‘ is a ceramic explosion of joy, wit and storytelling. For Nel, who first began experimenting with ceramics in the 1960s, his plates are a vessel for sharing stories and life experiences — no concept too large, no reference too small. His painterly, idiosyncratic and often humorous illustrations cover everything from global politics and religion to beloved pets, a favourite film or trip to the zoo!
Tristan Hoare is delighted to announce a dialogue exhibition showing ceramics and tapestries by London-based artists Christabel MacGreevy, and Rafaela de Ascanio, first presented at the gallery in September 2021 as part of their ceramics group show 'Cracked'.
Sexing the Cherry takes its point of departure from Jeanette Winterson’s 1989 postmodernist novel of the same name, which considers women's roles, prominence, or lack of prominence in society within historical fiction. The novel focuses on the Twelve Dancing Princesses from the Brothers Grimm fairy-tale after their reluctant marriages and recounts their murderous revenge on their husbands, up-ending the original fable’s happy-ever-after. MacGreevy and de Ascanio’s joint show provides a chorus of voices responding to the novel's questions, interweaving figures from ancient to pop cultures, literature, music and film into a multi-disciplinary body of work.
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