home: event [ Parallax Art Fair ]
Get along to Europe’s biggest Art & Design fair over the next two weekends. Held in Kensington and Chelsea the Parallax Art Fair has over 200 creatives from around the world showcasing their products, including painting, sculpture, textiles and crafts.
It’s free to get in and prices are kept low on items, so you have every opportunity to find something special for your home.
Sat/ Sun 16-17 Feb – Kensington Town Hall.
Sat/ Sun 23-24 Feb – Chelsea Town Hall.
To get tickets head to parallaxaf.co
home: event [ Lee Krasner exhibition ]
Seeing art exhibitions can be uplifting and inspiring. Visit the Lee Krasner exhibition, at the Barbican, and get colour inspiration and a pattern feast for the eyes!
30 May – 1 September
Lee Krasner is a key figure in American art, whose energetic works reflect the spirit of possibility in post-war New York.
‘I like a canvas to breathe and be alive. Be alive is the point.’
This exhibition celebrates the work and life of Lee Krasner (1908–1984), a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism. The first major presentation of her work in Europe for more than 50 years, Lee Krasner: Living Colour tells the story of a formidable artist, whose importance has too often been eclipsed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock.
Discover Krasner’s spirit for invention – from striking early self-portraits to her acclaimed ‘Little Image’ paintings from the 1940s, from collages comprised of torn-up earlier work to a selection of her most impressive large-scale abstract paintings. Explore nearly 100 works, many of which are being presented for the first time in the UK.
home: event [ ceramics workshop ]
Fancy learning a new skill this year? Why not try your hand at ceramics.
We have found some great courses at Raw Ceramics Workshops in Hackney, London with beginners to more advance options.
We suggest the 3 session beginners course, where you will learn basic techniques from owner Matthew Raw for working with clay. You will get the opportunity to create something from your own ideas.
You will end your 3rd session with fully painted and glazed pieces of work.
[ £95 with all materials included ]
For the full choice of workshops and dates head to rawceramicsworkshops.com
home: events [ embroidery hoop workshop ]
Need to be amongst people on Valentine’s Day? What’s better than getting creative, learning a skill and getting to have something for the home as a result?
Love the sound of this workshop at West Elm on Valentine’s Day – book now HERE
Learn to cross stitch a felt heart onto 100% wool felt. In this workshop you’ll get to stitch three hoops, in the colour combinations of your choice. This technique is really easy so suitable for beginners, but more experienced crafters will find it really satisfying too. You’ll go home with the project kit, including a template and pen, so you can carry on stitching hearts, for friends and family. Each participant will receive a Cotton Clara goody bag and there will be drinks and snacks provided on the evening.
home: event [ The Big London Flea ]
Held at EartH multi-arts space in Hackney, The Big London Flea is a market of 50 traders, full off vintage lighting, furniture and accessories.
‘Come hunt for personal treasures, rummage for bargains, and refresh your living space with unique finds from our Epic hall of salvaged olde things‘
Feb 23 / 11:00 – 18:00
EartH [ Evolutionary Arts Hackney ]
11 – 17 Stoke Newington Road
home: event [ Home Futures ]
Still time to catch this great exhibition at the Design Museum. ‘Home Futures’ runs until March.
Explore today’s home through the prism of yesterday’s imagination. Are we living in the way that pioneering architects and designers throughout the 20th century predicted, or has our idea of home proved resistant to real change?
home: event [ printing workshop ]
Start the New Year with your creative juices flowing by making some art for you home. We found this fun Risograph Image Making Workshop at Hato Press in London. Learn the techniques of riso-printing and collage in a 2.5 hr session.
‘We’ll take you behind the scenes at our printing studio, packed with different paper stock, riso drums and colourful ink tubes. As a group we will perform a test exercise on riso-printing and work through a few art production techniques. Then it’s time to experiment with your individual artwork using a range of materials, including our pre-made templates, inks, stamps, clippings, charcoal and many more. We will be on hand to give you advice and tips on your artwork, and then we’re off to the live printing action of your master creation!‘
Next workshop Jan 5th [ £45 ]
Visit hatopress.net for tickets