PAST EVENT: JAPANESE JEWELLERY POP-UP

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【24th April – 1st May 2021】 Our popular jewellery pop-up is here to stay for a little longer, to celebrate London slowly reopening up to the world! Visit us in-store and support independent artists by browsing our curated selection of unique, handcrafted jewellery. Don’t miss your very last chance to own artisanal pieces by seven of Japan’s most exciting designers; all exclusive to Sway Gallery London in the UK. ARAWA The concept for ARAWA’s jewellery is inspired by the kanji 顕, from the creator’s name.  It has many meanings – noble, outstanding or distinguished, bright decoration.  Often likened to talismans, worn to protect and charm, their pieces feature cherry blossom … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: “Design calligraphy” by Ai Suzuki

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【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

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【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

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【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

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