The Crafted City:
Outreach Project Exhibition
04.06.15 – 18.06.15
A showcase of work produced in workshops with community groups led by makers Julie Arkell, Robert Cooper, Agalis Manessi and Joanna Veevers, before and during London Craft Week. The exhibition will also include work by makers specially commissioned for the Crafted City Pavilion, a pop-up space created for London Craft Week.
About the outreach project:
CAA relocated to Southwark two years ago. We have been eager to meet our neighbours and start conversations about craft. We identified four very different local groups - Cathedral Primary School, Salmon Youth Group, Coin Street Community Builders Group and Blackfriars Settlement Group - and asked them to work with us in the lead up to London Craft Week.
About London Craft Week:
London Craft Week is a new annual event which showcases exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme featuring hidden workshops, celebrated makers, other lesser known makers and highly specialised skills alongside famous shops, galleries and luxury brands.
Founded on the ethos of making, London Craft Week aims to introduce the talent, people and techniques behind beautifully made things to a wider audience. They will be able to experience craft not just as static branded objects in smart shops but understand the context of how they were made, why they are special and even have a try themselves.
London Craft Week is independent, not-for-profit and supported by founding partner Vacheron Constantin and strategic partners the Crafts Council, The Heritage Crafts Association, Mayor of London and Walpole.
London has long had a Fashion Week and a Design Festival. From 2015, it will have the equivalent for the craft sector: London Craft Week. Featuring the artistic flair, painstaking skills and raw talent of exceptional craftsmanship and, as a result, attracting an ever increasing quality and volume of collectors and customers. Guy Salter, Chairman of London Craft Week.
For further information see our London Craft Week page.
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