PAST EXHIBITION: PikaPika at Home – Japanese Accents for London Living

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Various [5th – 29th April 2017] Curated by Charlene Lam of Creative Clerkenwell, the selling exhibition will showcase contemporary art and interior objects that are inspired by Japan and created in London. Featured artists include designer-makers of Japanese heritage like ceramicist and RCA graduate Ikuko Iwamoto and creatives inspired by Japanese culture, including French visual artist Damien Borowik. Visitors are invited to add a touch of Japan to their own homes, with Japanese-inspired artwork and interior objects from UK designers available for sale or commission during the exhibition. The Sway Gallery shop also stocks products specially sourced from Japan. Creative Clerkenwell http://www.creativeclerkenwell.com/ FEATURED DESIGNERS AND ARTISTS Ikuko Iwamoto (ceramics) www.ikukoi.co.uk | … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Portrait of Nature ~ Myriads of Gods

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Nobuyuki Kobayashi [16th – 28th March 2017]   Portrait of Nature ~ Myriads of Gods Nobuyuki Kobayashi is a Japanese photographer who creates unique platinum palladium photo prints of nature. Kobayashi uses platinum printing, an old technique characterised by having the platinum lay on the surface of the paper while the final image is matte due to a deposit of platinum absorbed slightly into the paper. This gives a delicate and sophisticated finish to the photography. To utilize the original texture in the support of the print, Kobayashi uses ‘Hosokawa paper’, a kind of washi paper that is rich and full of texture and its manufacturing method has remained the same … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Mr Dile Crocodile said hello hello

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Kaoru Shimada 【5th – 21st Jan 2017】 Mr. Dile Crocodile is a crocodile. But he has his own pride as a British gentleman. He was born in the Nile, on the edge of the river, but came to London by accident when he was a child. Since then he was brought up by a British couple Mr & Mrs Jones, like a normal kid in London…! Mr Dile Crocodile is an original character created by Kaoru Shimada who is a Japanese author of children’s ( childrens ではない) books as well as an illustrator. Mr Dile Crocodile darted out of her brain and became (becomeではない気が、、、) an independent creature. Now he has … Read More

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