LATEST EXHIBITIONS

CURRENT EVENT: JAPANESE CHRISTMAS MARKET 2020
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【3rd – 23rd December 2020】 Our festive market is back!  Join us in-store throughout December as we reopen with a curated collection of select Japanese goods for all your holiday shopping needs.  Whether it’s for yourself or a loved one, browse a variety of handcrafted ceramics, homeware and art by Japanese artists, alongside tea, sake, little stocking fillers and more.  For that extra special gift, we’re thrilled to present artisanal handmade jewellery by seven of Japan’s most exciting designers; all exclusive to Sway Gallery London. ARAWA The concept for ARAWA’s jewellery is inspired by the kanji 顕, from the creator’s name.  It has many meanings – noble, outstanding or distinguished, … Read More

[POSTPONED] EVENT: Autumn Bijoux – Japanese finest –
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jewellery pop-upedit.3; 2-30 November Participating artisans: Arawa, C/T, NISSHODO, Ripplyrill ARAWA Now in my fifth year, I am a self-taught brand using my own specialist techniques and knowledge to create unique jewellery; my customers often liken my pieces to talismans, worn to protect and charm. I’d been looking to exhibit my work overseas for some time. Many of my pieces have dual-faced designs, with two different sides that can be worn. The beauty of the Japanese word “yureru” (ゆれる), or “swaying” in English, often inspires me. So, it’s a wonderful coincidence to be collaborating with Sway Gallery. The concept for the jewellery is inspired by kanji 顕, taken from the … Read More

[POSTPONED] EXHIBITION: CROSS OVER Japanese Art Collective Vol. 27
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【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

ABOUT US


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.

近年の日本文化は古典的な文化や哲学はもとより、食文化に代表されるライフスタイルそのものが大きな関心を集めていますが、スウェイギャラリーはそんな日本文化をアート&クラフトの形で紹介すべく、2016年にオープンしました。ロンドンでもクリエイティブな界隈として名高い東部に位置するオールドストリート、パリでは世界を代表するアートの一角マレ地区にて高い評価を得た後、2019年にはスウェーデンのストックホルムに3つ目のロケーションを立ち上げました。
一般的なアートギャラリーとは一線を画し、ワークショップや日本関連書籍の新刊発表、日本酒や食品関係のイベント、その他多岐に渡るポップアップを開催しています。作品展に関しても、絵画や写真、陶器などクラシックなアート分野の他にも、“食品”や”靴“をアートとして紹介する、つまりアートの既成概念を取り払った試みも行っています。
ギャラリーに併設するコンセプトストアでは、日本文化に造詣の深い方へも最適な伝統工芸品、あるいはちょっとしたプレゼントにも喜ばれる日本のアイディア商品まで数多く取り揃えています。
ロンドンの喧騒から離れ、心落ち着く空間で懐かしい日本の空気をお楽しみください。
また、同じ志をお持ちの方々からのコラボレーションアイディアもお待ちしております。