On a cold Wednesday afternoon, we visited the Design Surface Show at the Business Design Centre. We saw some inspiring work including Kristel Erga’s unique magnetic wallpaper. It is created using textile scraps and made up by large puzzle pieces, allowing you to put together your own wall décor. The delicacy of the flowers and attention to detail are amazing! We also loved Graphic Relief’s concrete moulds, which feature beautiful surface detail and Anne Kyyrö Quinn’s striking three-dimensional sculptural textiles.
Written by Camron intern Elena Phillipson.
If you head to the wonderful Halcyon Gallery on New Bond Street before 31st March, you will be treated to a mesmerising experience in colour saturation. Dale Chihuly, whose mastery of glass and colour is in a class of its own, exhibits striking vessels, chandeliers and organic assemblages. Chihuly’s passion for glassmaking and his love of nature are the inspiration behind Mille Fiori garden, commissioned for the exhibition; it is truly stunning. The installation’s energy and beauty leave a lasting impression. The Halcyon Gallery won’t charge you a penny for an uplifting experience on a cold, dull winter’s day.
On Tuesday night we headed over to one of our favourite London galleries, Gallery Libby Sellers. In her brand new space in Berners Street, Libby Sellers was hosting a private view to present the first solo-show in London by Swiss designer Nicolas Le Moigne. A graduate and now professor at ECAL, industrial designer Le Moigne has gone on to create award-winning design famous for its opposing materials and is debuting in London the Leather Slip Stool, jewellery and other work as well as the impressive flip clock for ECAL which was our favourite piece!
Last Friday a few Camronites visited the new concept store from Hotel Chocolat on Monmouth Street. The aptly titled Roast + Conch is the only UK store to produce its own chocolate on site. Small batches of cocoa from St Lucia are roasted on the shop floor and passed down into a concher that warms and grinds the beans. Customers can view the process whilst sampling some of the delicious menu and can also try experimental dishes like the goat’s cheese and walnut wrap with dark chocolate.
Yesterday, I checked out the new ‘Brain Activity’ exhibition by David Shrigley at The Hayward Gallery over at Southbank Centre. Combining a curious combination of comic book and conceptual art, Shrigley masters the mediums of animated film, taxidermy and 3D sculpture to provoke and confuse. Best known for his anarchic humour, I found myself giggling round the gallery like a school kid at his crude, witty sketches, evil cartoon characters and eccentric taxidermy sculptures. Highlights of the exhibition include a shopping list gravestone, hilarious doodles and a headless ostrich. Brilliant, wacky British art at its best.