Crafting a Difference at the Argentine Ambassador’s Residence

Presented by Crafting a Difference, a collaboration between five leading contemporary craft galleries (Cavaliero Finn, jaggedart, MADEINBRITALY, Ting-Ying and Vessel Gallery), this exhibition celebrates outstanding international contemporary craft, housed within the historic, 19th-century official residence of the Argentine ambassador. The exhibition is curated by Andrea Harari and Brian Kennedy.

Booking necessary

Crafting a Difference is privileged and honoured to be presenting a new show for London Craft Week at the Argentine Ambassador’s official residence from 4-10th October with support from the Crafts Council, QEST, Loewe Foundation, Michelangelo Foundation, Cockpit Arts, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour and Artegian Design. This is a rare opportunity to visit this historic residence designed by Thomas Cubitt, in the heart of Belgravia, where some of the world’s finest contemporary objects will sit within this opulent interior, in rooms including the Ambassador’s office, the formal dining room and the grand ballroom.  

Curated by Andrea Harari and Brian Kennedy, the exhibition will bring together over 200 works in ceramics, wood, glass, metal, textiles and paper by over 30 artists carefully selected from the five galleries, Cavaliero Finn, jaggedart,  MADEINBRITALY, Ting Ying Gallery and Vessel Gallery.    These artworks will populate the rooms offering an inspiring dialogue with the fabric of the building, as contemporary sits alongside the grand historical chandeliers, works of art, furniture, tapestries and mirrors within the building.   

Each gallery will also present a curated site-specific installation within some of the rooms, with jaggedart presenting a ‘congregation’ by Denise de Cordova and a tea installation by Charlotte Hodes in the Dining room.  MADEINBRITALY will present an installation by Andrea Salvatori and Vessel Gallery will present installations by Chris Day and Amy Cushing.   Cavaliero Finn will be creating a monochrome tableau exploring pattern and form with a new collection by Björk Haraldsdóttir.  Ting Ying Gallery will show work from Carol McNicoll, Su Xianzhong, Jeffry Mitchell, Zhao Jinya and Vezzini & Chen.

Every day at 2.35 pm, the public will be able to meet some of the artists exhibited and discuss their works on show at the Residence.

Monday 4 – Chris Day

Tuesday 5 – Amy Cushing

Wednesday 6 – Charlotte Hodes

Thursday 7 – Sol Platt

Thursday 7 – Nicholas Lees at 1.15 pm

Friday 8 – Björk Haraldsdóttir

Saturday 9 – Denise de Cordova

Sunday 10 – Ashraf Hanna

Booking is essential at craftingadifference.com, where there is a full list of participating artists.



4 October 2021, 12:00 - 17:00
5 October 2021, 12:00 - 17:00
6 October 2021, 12:00 - 17:00
7 October 2021, 12:00 - 17:00
8 October 2021, 12:00 - 17:00
9 October 2021, 12:00 - 17:00
10 October 2021, 12:00 - 17:00


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