FRIDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER - SATURDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER
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
Hisham Akira Bharoocha
Hugo & Marie
Neasden Control Centre
View the Press Release here
Image: Untitled by Merijn Hos. Photography John Hooper.
Featured on It's Nice That : Ten things we're looking forward to at the London Design Festival : http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/ten-things-for-ldf
"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."
Yule Log 2016
Art&Graft are proud to have been selected to take part in this years Yule Log short film collection!
Team GB : Making Of
A short edit showcasing the creative process behind our recent I Am Team GB Olympic & Paralympic campaigns.
I AM TEAM GB Paralympics
As an extension of the I Am Team GB campaign, we’ve updated our Road to Rio film to celebrate the upcoming Paralympics.