Category: Exhibitions, shows and workshops

Margaret Howell for Barbara Hepworth »

On July 2nd, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artisans,Artists and Designers,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge.

Barbara Hepworth hardly needs an introduction, her sculptures are arguably a part of our collective visual language – some of them being go to examples of the mid century modern aesthetic. Her personal style and wardrobe have similarly taken on an almost iconic status. Tate Britain’s retrospective of Hepworth’s work examines not just her sculptures – ranging from the […]

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Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700 Opulence and Fantasy »

On July 1st, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artisans,Artists and Designers,Crafts,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Fashion,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

Over the course of the 14th and 17th centuries the Indian Deccan had a series of highly cultured Muslim courts and was, at its peak, home to Indian and Persian artists, European textile and gem trade as well as African high society. Hence there is an enormous wealth of paintings and textiles among many other […]

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FEAST »

On June 30th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artisans,Artists and Designers,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge,Shops.

Cornelia O’Donovan’s show for Anthropologie on the Kings Road, ‘Feast’ feels perfectly named. Her colours and subject matter, especially when printed on plates, feel joyful and generous. Behind O’Donovan’s work is a fascination with folklore, superstition and poetry. And it shows. Without knowing the specific references behind each piece there is a strong and consistent […]

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The Arts and Crafts House: Then and Now »

On June 22nd, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artisans,Artists and Designers,Crafts,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

‘The Arts and Crafts House: Then and Now’ looks into the legacy of the Arts & Crafts movement as a whole and its significance both on the interior and exterior of our homes and lifestyles today. ‘Devised as a series of encounters between historic and contemporary works’ the show includes commissioned work by the garden designer […]

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Moon Songs at Giffords Circus »

On June 17th, 2015 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge.

A few weeks ago circus owner Toti Gifford was kind enough to let us sneak into the big top and watch the opening night of Giffords new show “Moon Songs” and a more magical evening would be hard to imagine. Despite having longed to see one of the shows for years and having read quite a bit about Giffords, […]

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