PAST EVENT: Japanese tableware pop-up by MADE IN JAPAN TABLEWARE at Sway Gallery

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【19th – 30th July 2019】 OPENING RECEPTION: 19 July 2019, 18:00-20:00 (STRICTLY INVITATION ONLY; please contact MADE IN JAPAN if you wish to attend, including your details and profession) SATURDAY OPENING: 20th July 12:00-18:00 LATE OPENING: Thursday 25th July 11:00-20:00   For the first time Made In Japan (MIJ) tableware will be coming to London to introduce their Japanese collections, ranging from Dining plates, Serving platters and Ramen bowls to Glassware, Cups and sauce dishes for affordable price! Made In Japan tableware is seldom seen outside Japan and they are proud to bring their products to you at the best possible prices – ceramics starting from £6! The ranges available to view, … Read More


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【9 July – 17 July 2019】 LAUNCH EVENT: Tuesday 9 July 6-8pm CURATOR’S TALK: Wednesday 10 July at 6:30pm RSVP REQUIRED: This exhibition includes over twenty-five highly individual works taken directly from the artist’s studios in northern and southern Japan alongside photographs of the artists at work, and the studios where they create. Often placed under the label of outsider art, this exhibition asks the audience to look at these artist’s ceramics as contemporary works, to be judged on their aesthetic quality. At 37, Shinichi Sawada is one of the most recognised art brut artists from Japan. His work was recently featured in New York at Frieze Art Fair on a unique project … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Fading into Shapes and Patterns by Yasunobu Shidami

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【12th June – 27th June 2019】 PRIVATE VIEW: Wednesday 12th June 18:00-20:00 RSVP: This exhibition is inspired by traditional Japanese designs seen in historical artefacts. In a simple yet effective way, the shapes and patterns are used to convey the hidden meaning. The images are not meant to be realistic and may not use lifelike colours. The artist has taken shapes and patterns from nature and harmonised them with a figure, in the tradition of the old masters, but with his own unique approach. His new series has seen a shift in direction, introducing shapes and patterns alongside the human form. ARTIST PROFILE: Yasunobu Shidami is a Japanese painter … Read More

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