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British Land: Craft and Contemporary Design


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
RSVP required: florence@sarahmyerscough.com

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).

Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal VE-SEL, 2014. American white oak, ebonised, 34 x 87.5 x 30 cm, edition of 12. Photo by Petr Krejci

Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal VE-SEL, 2014. American white oak, ebonised, 34 x 87.5 x 30 cm, edition of 12. Photo by Petr Krejci

Earlier Event: September 2
Elements: The Beauty of Imperfection
Later Event: October 2
PAD London 2017