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

PAST EVENT: JAPANESE TATAMI ROOM 畳 by FUTON COMPANY

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【4th – 10th April 2018 (including Saturday 7th April)】 This time, in collaboration with Futon Company, Sway Gallery London has replicated the comfortable and sacred space that a tatami room represents. You can pop in to experience what it feels like to sit on the Japanese tatami mat (no worries because we also have a tatami-style chair!). This is a free event and no reservation is required. It will be held on a first come, first served basis, however please note that we might set a time slots. DAILY PROGRAM   ★WED 4th APRIL 12:00 → CALLIGRAPHY DEMONSTRATION by Taki Kodaira   ★THU 5th APRIL 13:00 – 13:15 & 17:30 – 17:45 → … Read More

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