Last week I went along to the Royal Academy to see the Summer Exhibition. I've not been to the annual Summer exhibition before so I have nothing to compare it to, but it felt like such a happy, colourful, inclusive show. Coordinated by Grayson Perry, all the rooms were painted different colours with an explosion of different works from floor to ceiling. It was buzzing, lots of visitors, a lot of red dots all over the place and a bar in the middle of one exhibition hall. It was a lovely way to spend a friday afternoon. In no particular order here are some photos:
Today I dashed off to Kensington to see this year's Loewe Craft Prize exhibition at the Design Museum. Time has flown by and I realised just in time that it closes tomorrow! It was wonderful to see such a diverse range of materials used in many creative and highly skilled ways, from ceramics and glass to wood and textiles. I couldn't choose a favourite piece and I have no idea how the judges choose a winner. It is great that it is such an inclusive prize, you can be anywhere in the world, any age and at any stage in your career.
For the last few months I have been attending courses at Cockpit Arts as part of their London Creative Network (LCN) programme. It is absolutely fantastic and so relevant, helping me to push my small business forward. As part of Cockpit Arts summer open studios they had a showcase of work by participants on the LCN programme and I had a brooch on display.