Art Today’s Top Choice:-
*London Design Festival* – various venues across the city. 16-24th September. Includes: ‘Villa Walala’ by Camille Walala, Exchange Square, Broadgate (immersive, huge, inflatable sculpture); 100% Design 2017; London Design Fair; designjunction; ‘Plastic Primitive’ installation by James Shaw, Ace Hotel London (homemade gun extrudes lengths of recycled, melted plastic); ‘(In)visible Systems’ exhibition & talk by Alex Evans, The Foundry Gallery, SW3 (exploring the relationship between art & architecture); Focus/17; plus various installations featured at the V&A! See our article entitled: http://London’s Design Festival – 6 Key Arts Venues for September…
- Serpentine Pavilion – designed by Francis Kere. Serpentine Gallery, W12. Until 8th October. Award-winning principal architect from Burkina Faso and his grass-reed-constructed, dynamic gallery pavilion.
- ‘Nasty Women’ – Black & White Building, EC2A. 21st September, 7-10pm. Global art movement demonstrating solidarity among artists during the threat of rolling back women’s rights, individual rights & abortion rights.
- Free Nasty Women UK Exhibition & Event – Stour Space, E3. 22nd-24th September. Open exhibition of art works by self-identifying ‘Nasty Women’. All works for sale to raise funds for End Violence Against Women. (Prices from £5).
Festivals & Fairs:-
- London Fashion Week 17 – BFC Show Space, The Store Studios, WC2R + various venues. 15-19th September. Art Today looks forward to Amanda Wakeley, Mary Katrantzou, Temperley London, Pam Hogg, and Ralph & Russo.
- LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair – Berkeley Square, W1. 15-20th September. Antiques, ancient & oriental, fine art, jewellery, furniture, sculpture, textiles – you name it!
- Antiques Anonymous – Church St, NW8. 24th September, 11-5pm. 1st annual Flea Market. Art, antiques, design, vintage clothing & ‘happenings’.
- Hammersmith Vintage Fair – Hammersmith Town Hall, W6. 17th September, from 10am. Crème de la crème of London vintage fashion scene. Crafted vintage gowns, textiles, one-offs, embroidery, millinery. Tickets free through Eventbrite.
- Art on a Ukulele – Long & Ryle, SW1. 21st September. Art on a Postcard transformed for Sept 2017. Ukuleles painted by Bill Jacklyn RA, Allen Jones RA, Cathie Pilkington RA, Ramiro Fernandes Saus, PJ Crook, Norman Ackroyd CBE RA and many more. Auction for Hepatitis C Trust.
- Decorative Art & Design – Bonhams, W1. 27th September. From 10am. Mark Stoddart, Kyosun Jung, Paul Philippe, Louis Wain, Rene Lalique et al. 578 lots.
- Tom Raffield London Pop-Up Shop – 67 York St, W1H. 16-23rd September. New collection 17/18. Interior Design, furniture, lighting to coincide with London Design Festival.
- ‘SPACE10: Exploring Spaces of Tomorrow’ – 31 New Inn Yard, EC2A. Shoreditch Pop-Up shop from 18-23rd September. Exploring the consequences of urbanisation & the spaces we inhabit. During London Design Festival.
Lectures, Talks & Workshops:-
- Barbara Hulanicki, BIBA Nostalgia Show & Tell – The House of Wallpaper, W1D. 21st September, 12noon – 1.30pm. With Graham & Brown. The inspiration, aesthetic & history of popular design. Bring your vintage BIBA pieces & join in conversation with the fashion designer/icon.
- Design Salon with Yinka Ilori – NOW Gallery, SE10. 21st September, 6-10pm. Leading practitioners in photography, fashion, art & design will take a seat at a specially-designed table to discuss multi-culturalism’s influence on London design.
- Fashion Photography Masterclass – Studio 5 Cherryduck Ltd, E1W. 22nd September, 1-4.30pm. With Jay McLaughlin. Exclusive insight into genre with Olympus ambassador. Creative processes, tips & tricks, fulfilling a client’s brief, collaborating with a team.
Portrayal of Women & Girls in the Media – Stour Space, E3. 23rd September, 11-12:30pm. Discussion panel held by Nasty Women UK in aid of End Violence Against Women.
- ‘Material Spaces: Ma-tt-er + SPACE10’ – Natural dyeing workshop & exhibition. 31 New Inn Yard, EC2A. 23-24th September. How do materials & textures affect our experience and understanding of space? How will materials evolve our spaces in the future? (20 workshop participants only.).
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