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ALBA AMICORUM LIMITED

Unframing Art

Fine ArtPrintingTextile Making

 

EVENT DETAILS

Open house
9 May 2022, 14:00 - 15:00, 15:00 - 16:00, 16:00 - 17:00, 17:00 - 18:00
10 May 2022, 11:00 - 12:00, 12:00 - 13:00, 13:00-14:00, 14:00 - 15:00, 15:00 - 16:00, 16:00 - 17:00, 17:00 - 18:00
11 May 2022, 11:00 - 12:00, 12:00 - 13:00, 13:00-14:00, 14:00 - 15:00, 15:00 - 16:00, 16:00 - 17:00, 17:00 - 18:00
12 May 2022, 11:00 - 12:00, 12:00 - 13:00, 13:00-14:00, 14:00 - 15:00, 15:00 - 16:00, 16:00 - 17:00, 17:00 - 18:00
13 May 2022, 11:00 - 12:00, 12:00 - 13:00, 13:00-14:00, 14:00 - 15:00, 15:00 - 16:00, 16:00 - 17:00, 17:00 - 18:00
14 May 2022, 11:00 - 12:00, 12:00 - 13:00, 13:00-14:00, 14:00 - 15:00, 15:00 - 16:00, 16:00 - 17:00, 17:00 - 18:00
15 May 2022, 12:00 - 13:00, 13:00-14:00, 14:00 - 15:00, 15:00 - 16:00, 16:00 - 17:00, 17:00 - 18:00

VENUE INFORMATION

Atelier Alba Amicorum

12 Kinnerton Yard, off Kinnerton Street
SW1X 8EB

Unframing Art

BOOKING INFORMATION

FREE

Alba Amicorum hosts an open studio. Based in a historic Belgravia mews, the atelier is a space where artists from various disciplines collaborate on a shared medium: the scarf. Their work is translated onto the finest silks and cashmere by a skilled family of Italian artisans in Como, who print textiles for the fashion world’s most prestigious designers. Explore collectable scarf collaborations, prints and more.

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About

Alba Amicorum hosts an open studio during London Craft Week. Based in a historic Belgravia mews, the atelier is a space for people with a deep interest in art, where artists from various disciplines collaborate on a shared medium: a numbered edition scarf. Explore collectable scarf collaborations, prints and more. 

Atelier Alba Amicorum was founded by artist, graphic designer and collector Darshana Shilpi Rouget. Alba Amicorum translates as ‘Albums of Friendship’. Popular in 16th-century Bavaria, alba amicorum was a cross between a scrapbook and an autograph album. These books have been described as an early form of social media that connected friends separated by distance, reinforced relationships and showed off literary and artistic connections. At Atelier Alba Amicorum, the scarf becomes a personal means of communication for the wearer, like these Renaissance friendship books.

Collaborating artists span different generations, cultural backgrounds and media. They include the works of Man Ray through the Man Ray Trust and Indian painter, sculptor and designer Babuji Rajendra Shilpi. Living artists include painter Mary Jones, writer Ross Klavan, photographers James T Murray and Joel Benguigui, painters and sculptors Sh. Chimeddorj and Deni Javas, and Darshana Shilpi Rouget. They also work with performing artists Juliet Burnett and Misako Kato. Alba Amicorum is excited about a new collaboration this year, keeping in the step of Man Ray, which will be announced later this year.

In addition to wearable textiles, the atelier sells limited-edition photographs and art prints by contemporary artists. Darshana can arrange for studio visits with the individual artist where possible.

‘Working with artists from various disciplines, we chose the scarf as the common ground or canvas. A scarf “un-frames” art from its traditional frame and onto a fluid fabric – to be worn, draped, wrapped, folded or hung in any way the wearer chooses. It creates an intimate relationship between art and the wearer while giving the observer a unique perspective through its folds.’
–Darshana Shilpi Rouget

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