Curated by Brian Kennedy and Peter Ting
domesticMATTERS, Contemporary Applied Arts exhibition for London Design Festival 2012, will transform the gallery into the imagined home of a collector of Modernist furniture and 21st Century craft. Curators, Brian Kennedy and Peter Ting, revisit the parallels between the basic tenets of modernist design and the
concerns and approaches underpinning the work of some of our finest contemporary British craft makers.
Important pieces of Modernist furniture from the Rocket Gallery collection will act as the backdrop for an installation that will showcase an inspirational selection of functional works from CAA members.
domesticMATTERS addresses the link between contemporary craft makers and some of the most important design and manufacturing companies supporting contemporary British design. It is an exhibition with a mission; the ultimate goal is to stimulate and develop interaction between uniquely skilled designer makers, potential producers and retailers.
thurs 6th Sept: MEET THE CURATORS
Curators Brian Kennedy and Peter Ting will discuss the concepts behind domesticMATTERS and the relationships and connections between the work with the exhibition.
weds 19th Sept: THE MADE AND THE MANUFACTURED
Curator Brian Kennedy will discuss the relationship between craft, design and production and the need for more use to be made of the craftsperson within industry.
weds 3rd Oct: DOMESTIC PLEASURES
Curator Brian Kennedy will discuss the need to be surrounded by well designed objects for use in our everyday lives. The Arts and Crafts Movement, the Bauhaus and Modernist Architects and Designers all attempted to make this happen, have we lost sight of this in 21st Century life?
Work will be on show by
rothschild & BICKERS
alex MAC DONALD
grant MC CAIG
helen amy MURRAY
coilin O DUBHGHAILL
kay + STEMMER
wales & WALES
james & tilla WATERS
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