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Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Crafts Council Exhibition

Misshapes is the first solo show about Tatty Devine and will explore entrepreneurship, innovative British making and the power of creativity. Jewellery, sketchbooks, photos and flyers alongside two newly commissioned films will all tell the story of this creative duo.

Tatty Devine’s founders Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine set up a market stall in Spitalfields Market in the late 1990s. Together they challenged jewellery conventions and in 2001 a trip to New York led them to discover laser cut acrylic. At that point, a disruptive technology laser cutting unleashed a whole new set of creative possibilities and ideas.

On their return to the UK, they invested in a laser cutting machine, going on to create personality-packed jewellery much loved and still culturally relevant 20 years on. 

Their DIY, unknowingly anarchic approach resonated with industry and public who were hungry for something different from the commercialised, mass-produced products on offer. Turning throwaway disposable objects like scraps of leather and guitar plectrums into jewellery not only landed the brand in Vogue magazine but also in the hearts of loyal fans all over the world. Their work and collaborations have become markers of the time they were made in. Tatty Devine has always worked closely with musicians, artists, designers and brands from Gilbert and George to Belle and Sebastian – all people they feel a connection to. Creativity, self-expression and hand-making are at the heart of everything they do.

Diversity + Inclusivity by Design: Empowering Individuals

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

This exhibition reflects on developments in diversity and inclusivity by design in the current creative Cypriot landscape.

The exhibition showcases co-design research and explores how diverse and inclusive design become the ultimate communication tool to connect the world to go beyond expected boundaries, through a range of trans-disciplinary approaches that positively impact our social and political landscapes. These works share a common objective: What is enabled when designers design with, and for, others?

The Practice Design Researchers have been collectively selected by the exhibition curators, Dr Anastasios Maragiannis, Deputy Head of the School of Design at the University of Greenwich, Dr Marios Psaras, Cultural Counsellor at the Cyprus High Commission, and researcher-designer Mala Siamptani (UAL)

Featured artists: Maya Angeli (Set Design), Alina Babaletsos (Flower Performance Design), Alexandros Kosmidis (Communication Design), Maria Papaleontiou (Architecture), Stacey Pitsillides (Design Research), Magdalene Theodorou (Fashion Design), and Mala Siamptani (Participatory Wearables).

Register your free place here for the Private View and panel discussion on Thursday 19 September, 6-9 pm.

Diversity + Inclusivity by Design: Empowering Individuals is part of London Design Festival ’19

About d+iD research and the catalogue: www.diversityinclusivity.design/empowering
About the Cyprus High Commission Cultural Section: www.culturalchc.co.uk

Keep the Door of My Lips

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Understanding the Unspoken Cost of Work in Victorian/Austerity Britain

Poster of "Keep the Door of My Lips" showing cutouts of mouths from domestic workers alongside moths of characters from Victorian magazines

Curated by Professor Andrew King and Connie Gallagher Keep the Door of My Lips explores the continuing influence of Victorian ideas about ‘work’.

Displaying images from Victorian periodicals and trade magazines alongside research by Professor Andrew King and featured artworks from Catherine Hoffman, Emmanuelle Loiselle, Sarm Miccichè and ‘Home is not My Home’ by Dr Joyce Jiang, Tassia Kobylinska & The Voice of Domestic Workers, this exhibition – by turns beautiful, heroic, shocking, comforting, unsettling – wants to get us to think about what work really means for us.

Exhibition Launch

Thursday 11 July, 6 – 8 pm | Free | All welcome

Artists’ Talk: Understanding the Unspoken Cost of Work in Victorian/ Austerity Britain

Thursday 25 July, 3 – 5 pm | Free | Click here to book a place

To learn more about the research project by Prof Andrew King in collaboration with Connie Gallagher visit blt19.co.uk

Keep the Door of My Lips is also on Art Rabbit. Join the conversation!

Fast Forward to the Analogue: Vintage Immersions

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Fast Forward to the Analogue: Vintage Immersions explores analogue choices in present-day artistic practice.

The analogue is often presented as what preceded the digital. However, the revival of analogue techniques and aesthetic bears witness to a range of practices that operate past the mere opposite of digital technologies. The exhibition examines how those choices are embedded within an interdisciplinary framework.

Launching on the evening of Tuesday 2nd July at the University of Greenwich Galleries’ Project Space, this exhibition invites artists and researchers from different disciplines to respond to the notion of the analogue as a concept and/or practice.

Works by Mihalis Arfaras, Patrick Beveridge, Eleanor Dare, Carla Garcia, Jim Hobbs, Andrew Knight-Hill, Gabriel Menotti, Dani Ploeger, Audrey Samson, Systaime, Michael Talbot, and extracts from the Cinemathèque Française.


Exhibition extended until Tuesday 3 September 2019.


Curated by Elena Papadaki.

​Exhibition Launch:
Tuesday 2nd July, 6-9 pm | Free| All welcome