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Tooled Up


As part of Shoreditch Design Triangle and London Design Festival, we are pleased to present Tooled Up, a group exhibition celebrating creativity, craft, inspiration and skill.

We've invited some of the most exciting artists, illustrators and designers working today, to take a recognisable tool of craft and apply their skill and ingenuity to transform it into a unique form. 

Whether it is using the nature of the item to inspire a print, reutilising a screwdriver to retrieve the last bit of paint from a tube or adding new forms onto the existing structure; the resulting prints, films and sculptures transcend the original tool to become exquisite objects in their own right. 

In turn, providing insight into the conceptual and practical methods of each of the contributors. As Joel Hopkinson notes the tools “hold the promise of things to come, the material realisation of the imagination; as if all the dumb inert matter in the world can be transformed with the elegant sweep of the expert.”

The exhibition is open Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 18:30 and Sat 12:00 - 18:00, with a late night opening on Tues 16th until 21:00. 

PRIVATE VIEW: THURS 11TH, 19:00 - 21:00


Craig & Karl
Daniel Eatock
Deanne Cheuk
Emily Forgot
Hisham Akira Bharoocha
Hugo & Marie
Jody Barton
Joel Hopkinson
Kustaa Saksi
Marcus Reed
Merijn Hos
Neasden Control Centre
Peepshow Collective
Santtu Mustonen
Saskia Pomeroy

View the Press Release here

Image: Untitled by Merijn Hos. Photography John Hooper.

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Featured on It's Nice That : Ten things we're looking forward to at the London Design Festival :

"Every year there are a host of shows at LDF which invite leading design talent to respond to a particular concept. The pick of the 2014 crop comes from our pals over at Art&Graft and theirTooled Up exhibition. The key to these kind of shows working is a combination of a genuinely interesting idea and getting the right roster of talent involved, and Art&Graft seem to have aced it on both counts.

So the likes of Daniel Eatock, Emily Forgot, A Practice For Everyday Life, Hvass&Hannibal, Santtu Mustonen, Kustaa Saksi, Merijn Hos and MVM have responded to the brief to “take a recognisable object of craft and apply their skill and ingenuity to transform it into a unique form.” The preview shots released to the press look great, so we have high hopes for this."

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