The Future of Craft exhibition will return to Bargehouse at Oxo Tower Wharf from April 30 to May 3, as part of this year’s London Craft Week. After enjoying a successful launch in 2019, this destination event will provide a vibrant and creative hub for visitors keen to experience and explore modern approaches to craft.
Curated by Oxo Tower Wharf, and in collaboration with Design-Nation and Future Icons, The Future of Craft will showcase innovative, dynamic and forward-looking craft collectives, practitioners and organizations.
Across all five floors of the visually appealing, raw and industrial Bargehouse, visitors to The Future of Craft will discover new projects, installations and collaborations from pioneering makers, working in a range of craft disciplines: ceramics, furniture, interior accessories, lighting, metalwork, textiles and more.
Makers House, a creative community project, will transform Bargehouse’s entrance, with its ‘Material Stories’ installation.
Yodomo, a venture that promotes experiential learning, will host a series of hands-on workshops, taught by independent artists and makers. This year they will be focusing on experiences around recycling materials, upcycling and repair, and considering how crafts skills can contribute to more sustainable lifestyles.
Birmingham-based Craftspace will show an exhibition of contemporary Birmingham metalwork.
And throughout The Future of Craft’s four days, a program of free talks, with hot topics and expert panelists, will engage visitors.
Photo: Yeshen Venema
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