PAST EVENT: Book Launch Event: Land of the Rising Cat by Manami Okazaki

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【5th September 2019 18:00-20:00】 BOOK LAUNCH EVENT & EXHIBITION PRIVATE VIEW: 5th September 2019 18:00-20:00 (RSVP only due to the limited space; info@sway-gallery.com) PLEASE KINDLY NOTE: due to the popularity of the event only confirmed RSVP emails guarantee the participation in the Book Launch & Exhibition Private View Event. This is an introductory event and Private View to the Land of the Rising Cat – Japanese prints and Kawaii Cat Craft Sales Exhibition, which starts on the 6th September 2019 and ends on the 27th September 2019. Sway Gallery is proud to host the book launch and signing event, as part of a three-week cat-themed sales exhibition including works by … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Lost in Transition by Vanessa Milito Rodriguez

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【2nd – 28th August 2019】 OPENING RECEPTION: 1 August Thu 18:00-20:00 RSVP: EVENTBRITE SPECIAL OPENING: 3 August Sat 12:00-18:00 VMR – Vanessa Milito Rodriguez – is an Italian-Colombian artist born in Milan, Italy. She has become fascinated with the traditional Japanese tattoos, Irezumi, which then led her to the discovery of Ukiyo-e woodblock prints. In 2016 she moved to Paris, France, where her love for Ukiyo-e and Japanese culture has grown even further as Paris is the birthplace of the ’Japonisme’ art movement. The title ‘Lost in Transition’ is inspired by Sofia Coppola’s movie ‘Lost in Translation’. The preparation for the exhibition took place in France, as well as during … Read More

PAST EVENT: Japanese Summer Celebration through art, music and sake

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[Saturday 3rd August 2019] Live Painting: 12:30 – 13:30Artist Talk: 13:30 -14:00 This Saturday we are taking you to Japan through the marvelous artworks created by the talented young artist, Vanessa Milito Rodriguez ( VMR art ). She has just come back from Japan, where she had been finishing the newest addition to the exhibition – woodblock prints! Do not miss her Live Painting Performance and the Artist Talk! Not only will you be able to see Japan through artworks, but also hear and even taste it! Through the carefully selected musical background, we are taking you to the lively streets of Shinjuku, hustling Tokyo stations, as well as calmer … Read More

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

PAST EXHIBITION: 日本の陶芸家 三人展 – AN EXHIBITION OF THREE POTTERS

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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: info@jenniferlaurengallery.com 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: https://bit.ly/2VGXdS3 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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