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

UPCOMING EXHIBITION: “Design calligraphy” by Ai Suzuki

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【6th – 11th June 2022】 Having exhibited a couple of times at Sway Gallery, Ai Suzuki (a “design calligraphy” artist), has gained numerous fans in London. Her work is emotional, ardent, yet imbued with a deep sense of tranquility that induces a meditative state in a viewer. Do not miss the opportunity to see her remarkable artwork – so delicate yet created by thunderous brush strokes! 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 … 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

PAST EXHIBITION: ARTISTS vol.1 2022

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【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

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