UPCOMING POP-UP EVENT: Japanese Kokeshi, Tohoku and beyond

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【28th September – 15th October 2021】 This pop-up will be a release event for curator Manami Okazaki‘s new book, Japanese Kokeshi Dolls: The Woodcraft and Culture of Japan’s Iconic Wooden Dolls by Tuttle, one of the foremost publishers of Japan culture books.Sway Gallery has an exclusive on these books and will be the first place in the world to have copies! Kokeshi are Japanese dolls, hand carved from Japanese woods such as dogwood, maple and zelkova. These days there are many contemporary kokeshi styles but the dolls are traditionally made in hot-spring towns in the Tohoku region in the north of Japan’s main island of Honshu.Originally a children’s toy made … Read More

CURRENT EXHIBITION: SAKI&Bitches Solo Exhibition – Shi no no me

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【14th -25th September 2021】 In celebration of her 10th anniversary, SAKI & Bitches will be back at Sway Gallery with her new series of works on 14th September, on view until 25th September. Her solo exhibition, ‘Shi no no me’ will feature original works including her iconic Yujo/Geisha paintings, as well as pencil drawings and prints.In keeping with her dedication to capturing and telling the story of ancient Japanese courtesans, SAKI reflects and combines her own emotions in these new works for the first time. “Even though my previous works were affected by thoughts and emotions of mine at the moment of the creation, I never tried to express my … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: DUO EXHIBITION vol.2

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【16th – 28th August 2021】 Sway Gallery London is pleased to present work by our next featured artists, illustrator and fashion designer Yukiko the Witch and painter Takeshi Yamao. Discover two of Japan’s most exciting, young creators with an intimate, curated collection of their conceptual drawings and installations. This small-scale exhibition will take place in the art section of Sway Gallery. 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐟𝐟, 𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐝𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬. Participants: Yukiko the Witch Yukiko The Witch was born and raised in Iwate, Japan and graduated from Tokyo Zokei University with a major in sculpting.She then relocated to Canada to study fashion at … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: DUO EXHIBITION vol.1

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【5th – 17th July 2021】 Sway Gallery London is thrilled to present two new featured artists from Japan, Ai Suzuki and Akatsuki, who specialise in different artforms yet share a raw synergy in their work.  After a year without exhibitions don’t miss your chance to see the latest Japanese art, with a modern take on traditional calligraphy and inspiring art therapy-based installations.  This small-scale exhibition comprising one artwork by each artist will take place in the art section of Sway Gallery. 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐟𝐟, 𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐝𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬. Participants: AI SUZUKI Therefore, Ai is set on a mission to provide life, feeling and purpose back … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: CROSS OVER Japanese Art Collective Vol. 27

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【21st – 26th June 2021】 We are excited to finally announce the return of exhibitions at Sway Gallery London! CROSS OVER is a postponed exhibition that was originally scheduled for 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 … Read More

PAST EVENT: SPRING BIJOUX – Japanese Jewellery Pop-Up

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Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own the very best of contemporary Japanese jewellery design.

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