Preston Fitzgerald, collector of art and antiques, owns a beautiful home from which he has let students from the RCA’s ceramics and glass course stage a sale. The RCA students approached Fitzgerald and his partner Cedric Smith with the idea of exhibiting work in a private home.
This seems to be a growing trend in the art world – Yvonna Demczynska, who has her own stand-alone gallery, Flow, in Notting Hill, has another reason for exhibiting work in private houses. “We can place ceramics, glass and silverware in the domestic context for which they were designed,” she says. “The objects come to life and allow people to envisage beautiful handcrafted pieces in their own homes.”
Tech magazine Wired is opening its first pop up shop sponsored by Samsung Smart TV. The store aims to bring the pages of the magazine to life and enable customers to interact with those products and people that are part of the pages.
Open from 30th November until 5th December in the Quadrant Arcade on Regent Street London, the shop will also include a selection of the latest tech products especially chosen for the event.
Rupert Turnbull, Wired Publisher, said: “We’re delighted that Samsung are sponsoring Wired’s first UK pop-up store and joining us to showcase the latest in design and innovation. It’s exciting to be bringing Wired to life for readers and visitors to London’s Regent Street in an interactive gallery environment.”
We Are Your Emporium in Micklegate was set up by a collective of social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations to create opportunities for people with learning difficulties.
The gift shop and gallery has been trading as a pop up shop since April but feared they would have to close before the Christmas rush due to a large rates bill. Thankfully the City of York Council has thrown them a lifeline and waived the rates bill to enable the shop to stay open to sell gifts during the run up to Christmas.
Angela Taylor, the Manager, said: “It means there’s a little longer for people to be able to gain valuable work experience and earn extra income for the groups. We really wanted to get the Christmas period because of the fact that people are out on the high street buying gifts and they’re the sort of people the shop is targeted towards.”
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Catherine Jones has a perfectly good horse box and lives in the ideal setting for keeping a pony or two, but her horse box has only one purpose – a pop up gallery.
Thinking outside (or in fact inside) the box, Catherine has recently used the box as the “Gallery at the end of the lane” and showcased her colleagues sketches and paintings.
The official launch of the gallery will be on 15th and 16th September when artists that are up and coming, including Ed Bowden will be showcasing their work.
“We originally got the horse box as we intended to keep sheep but it has been sitting there for three years doing nothing. One day I had the idea of turning it into an art gallery and I couldn’t let the thought go.
I think all art – including music and drama – is relevant to modern life, but unless people can access it, how can it be relevant to them? We live along the Cotswold Way where people ride their horses, walk their dogs and the thought of having something like this, which they can pop into, is making art accessible where people are,” explained Catherine who intends to have a new exhibition for two days every month.”
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An exhibition inspired by the unsolved murder of Clerkenwell man Daniel Morgan has opened – a private detective found in a south London car park with an axe in his head in 1987.
Hosted at The Bread and Butter Gallery – the new pop up artspace at 133 Upper Street, Islington – the gallery includes an installation by David West which recreates a police incident room. He said “This exhibition asks questions about the events of the past 25 years. We asked some artists to do some work on it and thry have produced sculptures, video pieces and drawings. It’s quite an interesting subject for a show.”