PikaPika at Home: Sway Gallery London, April 2017

PikaPika at Home: Sway Gallery London, April 2017

PikaPika at Home: Japanese Accents for London Living

5 – 29 April 2017
Sway Gallery London

Contemporary art and interior objects
Inspired by Japan, Created in London


Final day: Special Saturday opening, 29th April, 11am-5pm

Curator’s Talk at 12pm, followed by demonstration by ceramicist Ikuko Iwamoto
Join us for complimentary Japanese tea or an Asahi beer
RSVP on the Facebook event page – Free Entry


Joining a season of Japanese art and design events, PikaPika at Home: Japanese Accents for London Living, opens at Sway Gallery London, 5-29th April 2017.

Curated by Charlene Lam of Creative Clerkenwell, the selling exhibition will showcase contemporary art and interior objects that are inspired by Japan and created in London.

Featured artists include designer-makers of Japanese heritage like ceramicist and RCA graduate Ikuko Iwamoto and creatives inspired by Japanese culture, including French visual artist Damien Borowik.

Visitors are invited to add a touch of Japan to their own homes, with Japanese-inspired artwork and interior objects from UK designers available for sale or commission during the exhibition. The Sway Gallery shop also stocks products specially sourced from Japan.

Sway Gallery London
70-72 Old Street (cross street: Golden Lane)
London EC1V 9AN
www.sway-gallery.com


Nucleolus Pofu porcelain teapot by Ikuko Iwamoto, handmade in Clerkenwell


Sakura in progress by visual artist Damien Borowik’s Drawing Machine, made in London

OPENING HOURS

Exhibition dates: Wed 5th – Sat 29th April

Private View: Wed 5th April, 5:30-8pm
RSVP on Eventbrite

Regular opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, weekends by appointment

Final day: Special Saturday opening, 29th April, 11am-5pm

Curator’s Talk at 12pm, followed by demonstration by ceramicist Ikuko Iwamoto
Join us for complimentary Japanese tea or an Asahi beer
RSVP on the Facebook event page
Free Entry

FEATURED DESIGNERS AND ARTISTS

Ikuko Iwamoto (ceramics)
www.ikukoi.co.uk | Twitter @ikukoik | Instagram @ikukoikik | Facebook

Damien Borowik (visual artist and digital craftsman)
www.drawingmachine.com | Twitter @dborowik | Instagram @damienborowik

Natsko Seki (illustration)
www.natsko.com | Instagram @natsko_seki

Talia LeHavi (Japanese brush painting)
www.talialehavi.com | Instagram @talia.lehavi | Facebook

Romor Designs in collaboration with Isabella Lepri (lighting)
www.romordesigns.com (Shibori and kimono fabric lampshades) | Twitter @romordesigns | Instagram @romordesigns | Facebook

www.isabellalepri.com (ceramics) | Twitter @i_l_ceramics | Instagram @isabella_lepri | Facebook

Special guest: Yamanashi-based ceramicist Aya Nakajima

with furniture courtesy of ELEMENTARY
www.elementarystore.co.uk


Lacquered desk and wooden stool by ELEMENTARY


Star Map II by Talia LeHavi, Japanese brush painting

LOCATION

Sway Gallery London
70-72 Old Street
London EC1V 9AN

Cross street: Golden Lane / Central Street
Nearest tube: Barbican or Old Street
[map]

www.sway-gallery.com
Instagram @swaygallerylondon
Twitter @swaygallery
Facebook @swaygallerylondon


Shibori lampshade with ceramic base, Romor Designs in collaboration with Isabella Lepri. Handmade in London. Photo credit: Yeshen Venema.

Top image: Kimono fabric lampshade with ceramic base, Romor Designs in collaboration with Isabella Lepri. Handmade in London. Photo credit: Yeshen Venema.


ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Free Admission

Please note that unfortunately, Sway Gallery is not wheelchair-accessible.

ABOUT SWAY GALLERY

Sway Gallery launched its London base on Old Street in October 2016. With an established location in the vibrant Marais district of Paris as well, the Gallery aims to introduce Japanese influences and craftsmanship to European audiences. Sway Gallery includes a concept store that offers carefully curated items made in Japan to add an extra touch to everyday modern life.

Instagram @swaygallerylondon
Twitter @swaygallery
Facebook @swaygallerylondon

ABOUT PIKAPIKA

PikaPika is Japanese onomatopoeia for shiny or bright. Now in its third edition, PikaPika is a selling exhibition curated by Charlene Lam of Creative Clerkenwell that showcases the bright talents of contemporary UK-based Japanese designers and artists. PikaPika: Spotlight on Japanese Designers debuted to very positive response in July 2016 to at the Gallery at Craft Central in Clerkenwell, London.

PikaPika at Home: Japanese Accents for London Living joins a season of Japanese cultural and art events in London, including The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 at the Barbican Centre Art Gallery (23 March – 25 June), Sheer Pleasure: Frank Brangwyn and the Art of Japan at William Morris Gallery (through 14 May), and the British Museum’s upcoming Hokusai beyond the Great Wave (25 May – 13 August).

Press queries: Please contact charlene [at] creativeclerkenwell.com / +44 (0)7935 900 386