Future exhibitions and displays
Ceramics in the City: A three day selling fair featuring 50 potters
Friday 25 - Sunday 27 September 2015. Preview event Thursday 24 September, 6 - 8.30pm. Free.
Ceramic cans by Lucy Foakes
Ceramics in the City returns to the Geffrye with an exciting range of work by around 50 selected ceramicists, a mix of both leading names and rising talents. An array of styles, techniques, colour and texture will be shown in domestic objects ranging from functional tableware to purely aesthetic or quirky one-off pieces. A special launch evening will be held on Thursday 24 September from 6 - 8.30pm. Throughout the event visitors will have the opportunity to browse, buy, talk to the ceramicists and watch free demonstrations. Drop-in creative workshops for children will also take place throughout the weekend.
Part of the London Design Festival. Read the press release here. View some of the selected work in our image gallery.
|Laura de Benedetti
||Tone von Krogh
A Street Seen: the residents of Westbury Road
29 September 2015 – 3 April 2016 (closing date tbc)
Panoramic drawing of Westbury Road by Gabriela Schutz
A Street Seen, a collaboration between an artist, a photographer and the residents of Westbury Road, in Bounds Green, Haringey, documents the homes, gardens and people on a typical London street.
Artist Gabriela Schutz’ six metre long panoramic drawing shows a row of near-identical Victorian houses on the road she lives on.
The diversity of residents who live there is revealed in Andrew Buurman’s photographs. Taken over the last two years, they reveal the residents in their back gardens – spaces invisible from the street, as varied as the house fronts are regular.
Gabriela Schutz is an artist who has exhibited in galleries in London, Israel and Europe and is shortlisted for the 2015 Jerwood Drawing Prize. www.gabrielaschutz.com
Andrew Buurman is a photographer who has exhibited in the UK and the States, won a World Press Award and published in many international newspapers and magazines. www.buurman.co.uk
Christmas Past: 400 Years of Seasonal Traditions in English Homes
Tuesday 24 November 2015 - Sunday 3 January 2016. Free.
Christmas Past in a 1965 living room
Each year, authentic festive decorations, lighting, music and greenery transform the Geffrye’s period rooms, giving visitors an evocative insight into how Christmas has been celebrated in middle-class homes in England over the past 400 years. Step back through the centuries and discover the origins and meanings of some of the rich and vibrant traditions of Christmas past, from feasting, dancing and kissing under the mistletoe to playing parlour games, hanging up stockings, sending cards, decorating the tree and throwing cocktail parties.
Read the press release here.