Human beings are wired for social and sensory connection offering the potential for making our lives are more meaningful, productive and joyful. Think Personal l Make Public has embraced this primal need to connect, with place, with material, with self and with others. Working through the disciplines of textiles and jewellery we have investigated through individual practice, through cooperation, collaboration and collective participation. Whilst outcomes do not all overtly acknowledge exploration of one discipline through the eyes of another, the development of individual practice has been affected and the seeds of potential have been planted. Significance of place, attributes of well-being and audience engagement are themes that have emerged and been nurtured. The results are presented to you through a spectrum of outcomes from fashion to interiors to personal artefacts.
A taster of our year:
Scavenging for inspiration and treasure along the Thames foreshore.
Walking the alternately discordant and harmonious interface of urban and rural life.
Design for you with lost and found treasures felted to form new jewels.
Bespoke urban sportswear for the individual longing for rural terrains
Cross studio alchemy with furniture design and upholstery.
Intimate collaborations exploring poetics of jewellery and dance.
Cross School collective and social practice ARTAM (Art against Machine).
Accelerator – a London business incubator award.
Fish and chips by the sea – Subversive Design.
Teaching skills to a public for Shelter.
Youtube group collaboration with a film maker Out of Sight Out of Mind.
‘London’s Crawling’ from the Thames to the Natural History Museum Store.
Cool hunting street fashion for digital print and textile form Internships during London Fashion week, with London Jewellery and Textiles designers and up coming in Finland and New York (see our blog form more information).
Private View: Tuesday 10th June 6pm-10pm
Opening times: Wednesday 11th - Saturday 21st June
Central House (5th floor)
59-63 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7PF (see map)