Photo: James Harris
Sarah Myerscough Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of a new permanent London space on 10th June 2019, at The Old Boathouse, 1 White Heart Lane, London, SW13 0PX. Situated on the river in Barnes, this relocation is an important new chapter and exciting opportunity to curate seminal exhibitions reflective of the contemporary dialogues in craft and design.
The gallery represents highly-skilled international artist-designer-makers, whose practices are grounded in craft-making traditions but defined by contemporary innovation and invention. Through diverse making processes, they collectively embrace the complex intersections between history and future; hand and technology; form and function. By curating a specialist programme of exhibitions, the gallery aims to support this movement within the arts, which advocates the importance of retaining elements of the past, to mould a vision of the future.
The gallery’s aesthetic is clearly centred on material-led processes and relishes the connection to the natural world: organic material and form, with a focus on wood. It embraces the elemental and imperfect to seek creative authenticity and integrity, indulging in texture, tactility and sensory experience, which informs each object and unique sculptural furniture piece. Nick Compton in Hole and Corner comments that, “Myerscough represents a collection of more than 20 artist-makers – and together they represent a unique and compelling take on what contemporary craft can and should be; not perfect or obviously pretty, nor backward looking, but born of an intimate understanding of material and the cause and effect of craft skills”.
Sarah Myerscough aims to promote this new breed of artist-designer-maker at the highest level by exhibiting at the world’s pre-eminent art, design and craft fairs and placing works within significant private and public collections. It brings their practices to a wider international audience, so that their exceptional creative vision is properly acknowledged.
Essentially, the ultimate ambition is an engagement with unique art, design and craft pieces, which are imbued with narrative and material intelligence. This concept is perhaps best described by Glenn Adamson in his book Fewer, Better, Things (Bloomsbury New York, 2018):
“…What if we were to approach every object according to its potential narrative and meaning - the way that we give a toy to a child or a ring to a spouse? …If we were to bring objects into our lives one by one, each time with genuine care, it would be better for us, better for society, better for the planet.”
Established in 1998, Sarah Myerscough Gallery represents a distinguished group of contemporary craft and design artists, specialising in material-led processes with a focus on wood. The gallery works in both public and private collections, maintains a full programme of exhibitions and participates in leading art fairs around the world, including PAD London, Masterpiece London, Design Miami/Basel, Design Miami, SALON Art + Design New York, and FOG Design + Art San Francisco.
Sarah Myerscough is delighted to present Scorched, an exhibition of scorched wood pieces by leading contemporary artists and designers, organised as part of London Craft Week 2019. The exhibition also includes a series of artists' talks throughout the week.
COLLECT International Art Fair for Modern Craft & Design
28 February - 3 March
Duke of York's HQ
Chelsea London SW3 4RY
Ground Floor 3.1
Gareth Neal & John Makepeace
Technology in Contemporary Craft / Collect Talk Space / Friday 1 March at 3pm
Nic Webb & Luke Fuller
Mentor & Protégé / Booth Talk Stand 3.1 / Sunday 3 March at 2.15pm
For more information on the fair please visit https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/collect/
Fog Design + Art 2018
Fort Mason Center
Festival Pavilion 2
San Francisco, CA 94123
16 January, Collector's preview
17 - 20 January, public opening
For more information on the fair please visit https://fogfair.com/
Designers/makers featured: Niamh Barry, Ernst Gamperl, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, Gareth Neal and Zaha Hadid, Peter Marigold and Tadanori Tozawa, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt, Marcin Rusak, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Joseph Walsh, Nic Webb.
Photo credit: Peter Baker
Meridian Avenue & 19th Street
Miami Beach, USA
4 December, Collector's Preview (by invitation only)
5 December, Vernissage
5 - 9, public opening hours
For more information on the fair please visit http://miami2018.designmiami.com/
Salon Art + Design
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY
8 November, 5pm - 7pm Collector's preview (by invitation only) /
Vernissage, 7pm – 9pm
9 November, 11am - 8pm Public opening
10 - 11 November, 11am - 7pm Public opening
12 November, 11am - 5pm
Further information about the fair: https://www.thesalonny.com/
PAD Art + Design London 2018
Berkeley Square, London
Mon 1 October, 11am - 8pm: Collectors' preview (by invitation only)
Tue 2 October, 11am - 8pm: VIP preview (by invitation only)
Wed 3 - Sat 6 October, 11am - 8pm
Sun 7 October, 11am - 6pm
Further information about the fair: https://www.pad-fairs.com/london/
Photo: James Harris
Featuring works by John Makepeace, Ernst Gamperl, Marc Ricourt, Eleanor Lakelin, Marlène Huissoud, Adi Toch, David Gates, Helen Carnac, Nic Webb, Alex Devol, Sarah Pschorn, Adam Buick, Studio Furthermore, Joe Hogan, Michael Geertsen, Jim Partridge and Jochen Holz.
Designers: Juliette Bigley, Ane Christensen, Helen Carnac & David Gates, Rebecca de Quin, Christopher Duffy, Ernst Gamperl, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, John Makepeace, Peter Marigold, Marc Ricourt, Simone ten Hompel, Adi Toch, Joseph Walsh, Nic Webb.
Venue: 201 Bishopsgate, Broadgate EC2M 3AB London
Viewings are available by appointment.
Meet the Designers: David Gates, Eleanor Lakelin and Gareth Neal in conversation
Friday 20 October, 12-2pm
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To celebrate our Shaped By Design season, British Land is delighted to present Craft and Contemporary Design, an exhibition of design focused pieces by a range of London based and international artists in association with Sarah Myerscough Gallery. Preserving traditional hand-crafting skills and formed through environmentally aware practices, each artwork and furniture item showcased is unique.
The curated exhibition brings together a group of internationally renowned and highly skilled craft and design artists, working with wood through innovative and creative practices. They investigate the relationship between function and form via traditional woodturning and furniture techniques as well as the application of new technologies, to create unique and limited edition elegant sculptural pieces. Craft is central to today’s contemporary art and design discourse. It acts as a medium that reconnects with nature through making processes and a strong understanding of material, emphasising the value of the handmade and the beauty of imperfections. T he contemporary works here on display are its strongest advocates.
Featuring works by: Christian Burchard (USA), Helen Carnac (UK), Eleanor Lakelin (UK), Ernst Gamperl (Germany), David Gates (UK), Zaha Hadid (UK), Peter Marigold (UK), Gareth Neal (UK), Jim Partridge (UK), Michael Peterson (USA), Marc Ricourt (France), Nic Webb (UK).
2-13 September 2017, Bamford Barn, Daylesford, Gloucestershire
16-13 September 2017, 169 Draycott Ave, South Kensington, London SW3 3AJ
The curated exhibition will bring together a group of highly skilled and innovative designers and artists that respond to elements of nature, through process, material and philosophy. In today’s world of high technology, craft has a distinct and powerful role to play in culture and feels more in tune with contemporary art philosophies now, more than ever. It is an essential need to re-connect with the elements in nature where natural harmonies and the beauty of imperfection are conceptualised through traditional processes of hand-crafting with organic and recyclable materials such as clay, wood, glass and natural fibres.
Featuring works by: Christian Burchard (USA), Ernst Gamperl (Germany), Akiko Hirai (UK), Marlène Huissoud (UK), Eleanor Lakelin (UK), Pascal Oudet (France), Michael Peterson (USA), Marc Ricourt (France), Wycliffe Stutchbury (UK), Nic Webb (UK).
Works by Helen Carnac, Christopher Duffy, Ernst Gamperl, David Gates, Ruth Gurvich (kindly loaned by Vacheron Constantin), Zaha Hadid, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, Gareth Neal, John Makepeace, Aneta Regel, Marc Ricourt, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Joseph Walsh and Nic Webb.
Sarah Myerscough Selects at Cockpit Arts Studios, Holborn: Wednesday 3 May, 6 - 7.30pm
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Cockpit Arts' trustee Sarah Myerscough guides an hour-long tour of selected makers based at the Holborn studios. The tour includes insights into the practices of ceramicist Claudia Wassiczek, product design duo Studio Ayaskan and artist-jeweller Katrin Spranger.
Gareth Neal at the Carpenters Hall, The Commission: Thursday 4 May, 2.30 - 4pm
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Sarah Myerscough, the designer Gareth Neal and the Clerk of the Carpenters' Company discuss the acquisition of Black Ve-sel, a collaborative wood sculptural piece created by the eminent architect Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal. Followed by a historical tour of the building.
Ernst Gamperl at the V&A: Friday 5 May, 4pm
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Antonia Boström, Keeper of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass at the V&A, talks with Ernst Gamperl about his turned wooden forms and the museum's acquisitions of his work.
Works by Aneta Regel, Eleanor Lakelin, Ernst Gamperl, Gareth Neal, Helen Carnac and David Gates, Jim Partridge, Joseph Walsh, Liam Flynn, Marc Ricourt, Michael Peterson, Nic Webb, Peter Marigold, Wycliffe Stutchbury.
Sarah Myerscough is pleased to present ‘Pearls’, Maisie Broadhead’s third solo exhibition organised by the gallery. On this occasion, the young British artist will present her latest series of photographic and sculptural works alongside a new video piece.