Summer is almost over – here are the things we loved most from our partners in August and beyond!
Four summer courses at City & Guilds of London Art School were chosen to be part of the Michelangelo Foundation’s inaugural Summer School Programme this year. The foundation funds eight young European artisans and designers to attend the renowned craft institutions each year, expanding their skills beyond their usual specialisation. The courses promote cross-disciplinary exchange, exploring etching, woodcarving, gilding and stone carving.
Cécile, a participant in the programme said: “Reuniting different arts and crafts professions can only make each other stronger. By communicating and exchanging our knowledge, we can generate new ideas and build a community to make a better tomorrow.”
The electrifying live music programme returns this year at Coal Drops Yard with some of the finest artists programmed by London opera-company Tête à Tête, Kings Place and Anthony Whitworth-Jones. A wonderful musical selection that features the likes of Ayanna Witter-Johnson, flamenco guitarist Paco Peña and young talents from the English National Opera. Plus don’t miss the Family Sundays of world music and street culture. A free and inclusive event that celebrates the unconfined nature of music.
Image credit: Le Chuck Studio
Kettle’s Yard, with the support of the LOEWE Foundation, is hosting an in-depth solo presentation of the renowned ceramicist Jennifer Lee. The winner of the 2018 LOEWE Craft Prize is showcasing 40 works made in different periods of her career as well as new pots especially commissioned for the exhibition. Visit Cambridge to see first-hand the potter’s refined process, her unglazed stoneware pots characterised by their smooth surfaces and rich colours. On until 22 September 2019.
Image credit: Design Museum (Shad Thames building in 1989)
This July marked 30 years since the founding of the Design Museum. Opening its doors in 1989 and established by Sir Terence Conran to promote awareness of design in education, industry, commerce and culture, it was the world’s first museum devoted to contemporary design. To celebrate its anniversary, the free exhibition Made in 1989 will revisit, through archival material on display, the birth of the institution thirty years ago. On until January 2020.
Image credit: Marina Rinaldi
In an exciting move, London Fashion Week favourite Roksanda Ilincic, has collaborated with the size-inclusive Italian brand Marina Rinaldi in a new capsule collection. The collaboration unveils strong and fluid silhouettes with the Serbian designer’s signature elegant colour combinations, taking inspiration from the works of artist Frank Stella in the Collezione Maramotti. Looking up to the powerful matriarch behind the Italian brand’s name, Roksanda has worked alongside plus-size specialists to deliver tailored outerwear for sizes 12 to 28, believing that no woman should be limited in her choices because of her body shape.