I took advantage of the recent bank holiday and paid a visit to Jupiter Artland, a private contemporary art museum set over 100 acres in the countryside on the outskirts of Edinburgh. In addition to the extraordinary array of permanent works by world-renowned artists such as Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Jim Lambie and Cornelia Parker, Jupiter Artland have just welcomed a new permanent artwork by esteemed Argentine artist, Pablo Bronstein.
With last week’s London Craft Week throwing so many events on our doorstep, it would have been rude to not go along for a look, so on Friday I went along to visit the Second Sitters upholstery exhibition at the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton to trace the history of the craft from past to present. The show takes you on a journey through the history of UK upholstery through a physical timeline and map, much of the storytelling centres around makers stories in East London Continue reading Second Sitters Upholstery: Evolution to Revolution at the Geffrye Museum of the Home
iota presented its collection of hand-crocheted carpets, stools, cushions and signature swings, all made from bespoke colourful yarns using traditional techniques within a gold-clad pop-up installation in the Galleria’s arcade. Tomorrow provided advice on planning the installation and worked to secure interviews for key spokespeople from iota with international press prior to and during Salone del Mobile. Tomorrow arranged a series of press interviews with iota founder Shula Moses and creative director Tal Zur in Milan and a total of 31 pieces of coverage were secured, including an exclusive pre-Milan story on Dezeen. Further coverage appeared in Azure (Canada), DOMUS (Italy), Disegno (UK), Elle Décor (Italy) and Arquitectura y Diseno (Spain).
We took the opportunity to check out an exhibition of works from a group of artists and visionaries at the cutting edge of design, far from the madding crowd of LDF, at the David Gill Gallery. Tucked away in Mayfair, Masters of Design put five boundary-pushing artists and designers into the spotlight, showcasing a body of work that pushes the possibilities of materials and structure. Continue reading LDF 2016: Masters of Design at David Gill Gallery
I was was very excited to see 82 portraits and one still-life, the current David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. Portraiture has played a major role in the British artist’s long career and is a genre which continues to fascinate him. He painted the first portraits of what was to become a vast body of work of some 90 paintings in 2013; 82 of which can be seen snaking the walls of the Sackler Wing of the RA. Continue reading David Hockney at the Royal Academy