During and in the aftermath of the pandemic, creativity has flourished with makers using the enforced time in the studio to reflect, refocus and develop their practice. This year’s London Craft Week provides a snapshot of the talent, ingenuity and human resilience of the creative community during the national lockdowns, providing a platform for new work and makers who come together to support and inspire one another.
On Thursday 7 October at 6pm, join Lucille Lewin as she discusses her collaborative exhibition with Nicole Farhi, ‘In Good Company: A celebration of creativity and friendship’, with Louisa Buck, contemporary art correspondent at The Art Newspaper.
In Good Company is a celebration of the creativity and friendship of Lucille Lewin and Nicole Farhi, who both independently and unbeknown to each other left their long careers in fashion to have new equally successful careers as full-time sculptors.
The genesis of the exhibition was when Lucille Lewin and Nicole Farhi met up between lockdowns with Selina Skipwith, an independent curator and art advisor who had collaborated on a number of Nicole’s exhibitions. All agreed the thing they were missing most was the company of their female friends and going to exhibitions. Museums and galleries were busy untangling complicated exhibition schedules, and they decided rather than waiting for everyone else to work out what they were doing, it was the perfect opportunity to seize the moment and work together.
The exhibition showcases new works in bronze, jesmonite, porcelain and glass, produced during the lockdowns – which both Lewin and Farhi found incredibly productive – alongside select earlier pieces.