【3rd – 12th November 2020】 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐟𝐟, 𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐝𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬. CROSS OVER was established in August 2017 by PEDDY POT (Yashiro Hiroyuki), who at the time was active in creating and exhibiting graphic art at Southeast Asian and East Asian international art exhibitions and art fairs. He established the new art group separate from the exhibitions he had been participating in with the goal of making exhibiting art in foreign countries, which is often seen as difficult, more accessible to all kinds of artists. As an international art exhibition group mainly active in Asian countries, CROSS OVER … Read More
【19TH -31ST October 2020】 Caring about health of our customers and staff, we will be adhering to the social distancing measure guidelines. Following the very well-received exhibition ‘Hana Machi’ at Sway Gallery in 2018, SAKI&Bitches is back, this time with the Tayu Tau pop-up show (‘Tayu Tau’ たゆたふ translates to ‘float’ in old Japanese). Tayu Tau will feature new original paintings, as well as various art prints, greeting cards and stickers by SAKI. The new original artworks, in the form of delicate wood paintings, are all inspired by SAKI’s lifetime art theme – Yoshiwara’s “Oiran” – Edo / Tokyo’s Courtesan. Oiran’s lives, despite often being short and tragic, have gone … Read More
jewellery pop-up edit.2; 1-31 October Participating artisans: A:, Ainsel, Little Branch, tukusi A: A: is a jewellery brand founded by two creators born and raised in an old part of Tokyo associated with craftsmanship. It was established in 2010 in Akihabara, Tokyo, after its founders completed the apprenticeship in metal carving under an accomplished jewellery artisan.Their concept “Humour for design” narrates stories from everyday life with motives such as food, cutlery and tools adorning their jewellery.The brand name “A:” originates from the exclamation “Ah!” that we use when impressed or surprised (the colon following the letter is here to indicate that the preceding vowel is long). The artisans, therefore, create … Read More
Launched in October 2016, Sway Gallery presents a variety of premium products, artisanal goods and artworks with Japan as the primary theme. With the headquarter in London, situated in creative Old Street, and two sister branches – in vibrant Marais, Paris, and in Sweden, in the heart of Stockholm’s Södermalm on Hornsgatan, our aim is to actively advocate Japanese art and introduce Japanese hidden gems to Europe.
Sway Gallery has two key areas: an exhibition area and a concept store. In the gallery, we take our pride in introducing both acknowledged as well as up-and-coming artists, who either have roots in Japan or are inspired by Japanese tradition and arts. The concept store gathers high quality products, showcasing the brilliance of Japanese craftsmanship and design, often not available anywhere else outside of Japan.
We wish to inspire and encourage appreciation and passion for Japanese art and craftsmanship in Europe and around the globe.