The exhibition "highlights the beauty of Japanese recycling, showcasing objects made of cotton, hemp, bast fibres, washi (handmade paper) and pottery.
Exhibiting over 100 objects from the Karun Thakar Collection - mostly dating from the Edo period (江戸時代, Edo jidai) or Tokugawa period (徳川時代, Tokugawa jidai) - the exhibition includes exquisite examples of ‘Boro’ and ‘sakiori’ textiles, washi and kin-tsugi or gin-tsugi pottery."
The exhibition runs until 23 September.
- Herzog & De Meuron at the Royal Academy from 14 July - 15 October 2023. "The exhibition, features 400 objects from architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron's design process, and is a chance to find out how their projects come together. Explore their open archive shelves, sit on their latest furniture design, walk around life-sized architectural mock-ups, and use augmented reality to experience a new children’s hospital in Zurich."
- The National Portrait Gallery recently re-opened after a transformational building project and we can't wait to check it out.
- The formerly named Museum of Childhood is re-opening on Saturday 1 July as the Young V&A to rave reviews. The school Summer holidays will be a great time to visit "the museum where children, young people and families can imagine, play and design."
- The Crown to Couture exhibition at Kensington Palace runs until 29 October 2023. "This brand-new fashion exhibition takes over Kensington Palace's State Apartments and Piggott Galleries, featuring over 200 items from ball gowns to court suits and handbags to jewellery. The exhibition draws fascinating parallels between the world of today’s red carpet and the Georgian Royal Court in the 18th century."
- Klint and Mondrian at the Tate Modern until 3 September. "This is a unique chance to discover the visionary work of Swedish painter Hilma af Klint and experience Dutch painter Piet Mondrian’s influential art in a new light."
- Andy Warhol: The Textiles at the Fashion + Textile Museum until 10 September. "Discover the unknown and virtually unrecorded world of textile designs by the influential pop artist and icon Andy Warhol. Dating from his early career as a commercial designer and illustrator in the 1950s and early 1960s, Warhol’s textiles are now considered an important part of his body of work."
- Brian Eno/Dan Flavin exhibition of light works and sonic sculpture at Paul Stolper on Museum Street until 25 September. Dan Flavin also has a show at the Serpentine Gallery from 24 August to 23 September 2023.
Running until 3 September is a great little exhibition - Signs of the Seaside. The exhibition explores "how lettering and typography have evolved to play a fundamental role in our experience of the English seaside providing a historical and contemporary perspective on the role of graphic design in identifying our coastal towns."
Member of our collective, Rob Jones of Romor Designs teaches Japanese textiles at the Museum from time to time and you can find a selection of his Shibori accessories on sale in the Museum's shop.
This exhibition, which has garnered rave reviews....... displays some of Hepworth’s most celebrated sculptures including the modern abstract carving that launched her career in the 1920s and 1930s, her iconic strung sculptures of the 1940s and 1950s, and large-scale bronze and carved sculptures from later in her career.
Open until 3 September.