PAST EXHIBITION: Tukuru – Japanese design and made

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【22nd – 24th MAY 2018】 Events Press Brunch: Tuesday 22 May. 11am – 1pm **An exclusive viewing of TUKURU and chance for you to meet all three makers over Japanese tea and nibbles. RSVP essential via: info@sway-gallery.com** Private view: Tuesday 22 May. Sake based cocktail served between 18:00pm – 20:30pm Drinks receptions: Wednesday 23 May 18:00pm – 20:30pm Maker demonstrations – Free entry 22 May 4pm to 5pm // Naori Priestly Modular Origami demonstration Naori Priestly will demonstrate using paper folding techniques to make 3D structure with paper. 23 May 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm // Ikuko Iwamoto The Dotty-decoration by Ikuko Iwamoto Ikuko Iwamoto will decorate the cup by … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Miyu Kurihara – Solo Exhibition

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Miyu Kurihara【3rd – 19th May】 Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11am – 7pm, Sat (19 May only): 11am – 5pm Private View 3rd May 6-8pm Miyu is a Japanese artist who makes hand-painted ceramics. She draws upon her heritage when creating her ceramic pieces; inspired by both Japanese kimono design and traditional Asian ceramics. All pieces are made by hand and individually drawn with intricate detail. Having learned brush techniques and textile design in Japan and London, she incorporates these skills into her work, and uses traditional blue and white porcelain craftsmanship techniques that originated in China and Japan. Kurihara’s work is especially influenced by Chinese ceramics from the Ming … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Jiji and Kinako on Washi – Photography exhibition

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Akiko DuPont 【12th – 25th April】 Opening Hours : Mon – Fri 11am – 7pm, Sat (21 April only) 12pm – 6pm Opening Reception: 12 April : 6 – 8pm; to book you place, please click here. The world of Jiji and Kinako through photographs printed on Japanese traditional paper, washi. One day, at 94, Jiji’s life was turned “down-side-up” by Kinako the Cat. Until Jiji was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he was a very outgoing man, but he gradually lost interest in life and became grumpier than ever. Kinako the Cat turned that around. This exhibition shows how the border between animals and humans melts. Although Alzheimer’s is a … Read More

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