We bring you a selection of what June has to offer to spark your love for craft, art and design. These are our favourites this month!
Dulwich Pavilion 2019: The Colour Palace – Yinka Ilori
12 Jun – 22 Sep 2019, Dulwich Picture Gallery
Full of playfulness and vibrant energy, the Dulwich Pavilion is back this summer with The Coloured Palace – a colourful collaboration between designer Yinka Ilori and Pricegore Architects. The bold, geometric installation is a fusion of West African and European influences, transporting visitors to the bustling fabric markets of Lagos from 12 Jun 2019 – 22 Sep 2019. Free and open to all, part of the London Festival of Architecture.
Image credit: Dulwich Picture Gallery
Sarah Myerscough Gallery Opening
From June 2019, Sarah Myerscough Gallery
Leading curator Sarah Myerscough inaugurates a new permanent gallery space championing unique art, design and craft pieces at The Old Boathouse in Barnes. The gallery opens with the Scorched exhibition – a poetic exploration of the scorched wood art of shou-sugi-ban, first showcased at the Fitzrovia Chapel for LCW 2019. Sarah Myerscough Gallery represents international artist-designer-makers that aim to blend together tradition and contemporary innovation.
Image credit: James Harris, Sarah Myerscough Gallery
Jerwood Makers Open 2019
19 Jun – 18 Aug 2019, Jerwood Space
This year’s Jerwood Makers Open showcases five new commissions from great makers like Forest+Found, Tana West and Lucie Gledhill. The biennial exhibition, running from late June until late August, pushes the significance of making and materials within the visual arts practice. Visit Jerwood Arts’ gallery space in Southwark to witness the work of highly talented artists and be inspired by their imagination.
Image credit: Art Fund 2019
London Festival of Architecture: The Wooden Parliament
3 – 30 June 2019, Granary Square
Coal Drops Yard is home to yet another incredible installation for this year’s edition of the London Festival of Architecture. Spanish, quirky design studio AMID.cero9 brings us The Wooden Parliament, their thought-provoking take on the festival’s brief on the breaking down of boundaries. A massive, wooden structure reaching to the sky, the parliament brings a usually private interior to a public space, aiming to promote debate and the sharing of ideas. The pavilion will be free and open to the public for the whole month of June.
Image credit: AMID.cero9, Coal Drops Yard
Sustainability was at the forefront in Ermenegildo Zegna’s latest collection at Spring 2020 Milan Fashion Week. Slim silhouettes walked in a dystopian-esque show under the industrial roof of the Falck iron mill. Sartori’s upcycled collection encompasses the current debate and the changing face of the fashion industry – renewal, reuse and reinvention.
Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans