Monday, 21 May 2012

Rock, Paper, Scissors

The exhibition will showcase a selection of contemporary artists, focusing on unique and innovative techniques with paper. Highlights include Caroline Jane Harris's highly intricate paper-cuts inspired by the Japanese art of Katagami, as well as Alberto Fusco's dynamic free standing paper sculptures. Su Blackwell will be displaying several of her delicate paper dioramas and more figurative representations are provided by Brighton artist Patrick Bremer in the form of colourful collaged portraits. In contrast to the ethereal paper artworks on display will be new work by abstract artist Adam Arbeid. Resembling ancient rock, his canvases are composites of marble, minerals and precious metals.

21st May - 23rd June, Store Street Gallery, 32 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BS

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Hermès Exhibition

Celebrating 175 years, since the house was founded by Thierry Hermès in Paris, Hermès has taken residency at London's Royal Academy, with an exhibition dedicated to the brand's history and dedication to craftmanship. Alongside iconic designs – including the Kelly, Birkin and Constance bags, saddles and silk scarves – and an insight into leather, colourways and production techniques, the comprehensive exhibition incorporates a temporary "studio". Cleverly acknowledging that interactivity is key to a successful exhibition, artisans from the Hermès workshops in Paris will be in situ demonstrating the art of leather working.
Leather Forever runs until May at 6 Burlington Gardens, London. The online auction runs here from May 14 at 9am (GMT) until May 31 at 5pm.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Manifold Editions - Debut Exhibition

Between May 10th and 27th the exciting new online art gallery Manifold Editions are holding their first physical presentation of work at Front Room at St Martins Lane Hotel. Showcasing the breadth of the Manifold Editions’ stable, featured artists will include the likes of Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Elizabeth Magill and 2011 Turner Prize nominee George Shaw. A show highlight is the opportunity to purchase limited edition prints, with four from Marc Quinn that include Under the Volcano, an acid coloured orchid, and a silk screen version of Sphinx, his extraordinary sculpture of Kate Moss.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Chanel & Film

On May 19th and 20th fashion and cinema collide in the latest offering from the Victoria and Albert Museum and Ciné Lumière: Chanel & Film. On Saturday 19 the V&A is hosting a three-part seminar exploring the close relationship between the work of fashion designer Coco Chanel and film, with fashion journalist and author of Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life and Chanel: Her Life Justine Picardie, and Professor of film studies Ginette Vincendeau. Ciné Lumière will host two screenings on the Sunday, one entitled The Lovers/ Les Amants and the other Tonight or Never which feature many of Coco Chanel’s creations.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012


This month sees the return of Dover Street Market MARKET in London – a pop-up sale of Comme des Garçons and DSM brand archive pieces, with discounts of 70% to 75%. Market MARKET will take place at Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, WC1B 4DA between 10-7pm, 11th-13th May with daily deliveries.