PAST EXHIBITION: “Design calligraphy” by Ai Suzuki

with No Comments

【17th – 23rd August 2022】 Sway Gallery London is delighted to announce the stunning artwork by Ai Suzuki will be back. Her breathtaking calligraphy art has fascinated the audience since last year. Be inspired by her amazing art! This compact exhibition will be held in the art section of Sway Gallery. Ai Suzuki Since Ai Suzuki was young, she loved to daydream. Whenever she saw a beautiful sky or flower or bird or even a little bug, she made space for it in her imagination and made up a simple story about it to amuse herself. She also enjoyed recalling the strange landscapes she encountered in her dreams while sleeping. … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: ArigaTo The World

with No Comments

【7th – 13th July 2022】 Bring your “Arigato(Gratitude)” message to connect the world in peace, love and hope. A special art event to decorate bamboo branches with “Arigato(Gratitude)” messages from all over the world, called “ArigaTo the World” will be held from 7th till 13th July 2022 at Sway Gallery London. The 7th of July is Tanabata Day in Japan. On this day Japanese people hang colourful decorations and strips of paper containing their wishes and hopes for the future on bamboo branches. In the Tanabata story, on the night of the 7th of July, Orihime and Hikoboshi, who were separated by the Milky Way, can meet only once a … Read More

PAST EVENT: Japan’s Best Friend: Dog Culture in the Land of the Rising Sun

with No Comments

【8th – 31st March 2022】 This pop-up will be a release event for curator Manami Okazaki‘s new book, Japan’s Best Friend: Dog Culture in the Land of the Rising Sun by Prestel, one of the world’s leading publishers of art and design books. The book is a quirky, nose-to-tail survey of Japan’s love affair with dogs that explores why they have played such an important role in the country since ancient times, how they’re represented in traditional and contemporary culture alike, and which breeds are most distinctly part of the canine craze.From religious festivals and shrines that honor dog deities, to folklore, legends and icons, to famous art works, architectural … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: ARTISTS vol.1 2022

with No Comments

【24th January – 5th February 2022】 Sway Gallery is ushering the new 2022 with another exciting artist from Japan – Hinata! Hinata has been strongly influenced by the Slavic cultures the rusticity of which mingles with the delicate nature of the Japanese art as well as the ever-present kawaii elements in her work. This exhibition is, also, your last chance to see Ai Suzuki’s and Akatsuki’s art, introduced to the UK audience by the Sway Gallery in 2021. The participating artists this time include: Hinata NishiAi SuzukiAkatsukiTakeshi YamaoYukiko the Witch This small-scale exhibition will take place in the art section of Sway Gallery. 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐟𝐟, … Read More

PAST EVENT: SWAY GALLERY XMAS MARKET 2021

with No Comments

【29th November – 23rd December 2021】 We are thrilled to announce that the Sway Gallery Xmas Market is back this festive season! You will find an array of unique gifts from Japan including the ever-popular brand Ginnezu launching a new, adorable animals jewellery collection.Many other jewellers taking part in our Xmas Market will be debuting their works in the UK this December. We will be waiting for you with a wide range of carefully selected Japanese crafts and looking forward to seeing you in Old Street! BENIR Fascinated by moon, starts and constellations, I create jewellery which embodies my memories and feelings. A creative process triggered by a motif is … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Metamorphoses of Water by Hiroko Imada

with No Comments

【30th October – 27th November 2021】 2021 has been a remarkable year for Imada. After a year-long wait, the Hollywood film ‘Fast and Furious 9’ premiered in June and her painting was in the key scene of the film. She also created 2 installation works during June and July at the Wave Coventry and Coventry Cathedral. During the summer, she was working on creating a woodblock print inspired by Hokusai’s drawing and its process was recorded to create a short film to run at the exhibition ‘Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything’ which runs from 30 September 2021 to 30 January 2022 at the British Museum. For this exhibition, … Read More

1 2 3 4 14