“Green Light” for Design-Nation, at London Design Festival 2018

Nine designers and makers from the Design-Nation portfolio presented a  high quality showcase of beautiful, adventurous and original design at designjunction (20-23 September 2018) in the raw interiors of The Bargehouse by the Oxo Tower. Images: Top – LIN pendant lights by Laura–Jane Atkisnon. Above  Carbon Chair by Nick Rawcliffe of Raw Studio. Below: Ice Chandelier … More “Green Light” for Design-Nation, at London Design Festival 2018

An Introduction to the Make It Ok Project – from Damage & Repair Symposium, UCA Farnham, 2 March 2016

In 2009 I curated an exhibition called Making & Mending for Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery (later known as Smiths Row), which looked at artists who used physical and metaphorical notions of healing in their practice – repaired quilts, darned jumpers, restorative discussions, socially engaged practices that attempted to make things better for objects, communities, … More An Introduction to the Make It Ok Project – from Damage & Repair Symposium, UCA Farnham, 2 March 2016

Door to Door Darning with Michael Swaine, 2008

Michael Swaine darns at the Alexandra Palace bus-stop, October 2008. Photo by Rob Kennard. This was an important project, in two ways. It was the first for which I received direct Arts Council England support, rather than via an organisation (although it was a feature at 2008 The Knitting and Stitching Show, and the then … More Door to Door Darning with Michael Swaine, 2008

Under the Counter, Smiths Row 18 Sep – 30 Oct 2010

Back in April I mentioned this exhibition, which I’d just invited the maker collective Intelligent Trouble to work on with me. It’s been fantastically realised. All of IT but particularly Helen Carnac have put a lot of through and energy into it. It’s on the Smiths Row website, but here are a few installation images … More Under the Counter, Smiths Row 18 Sep – 30 Oct 2010