Events: June / July 2018

Thomas Chippendale – Designer, Maker, Decorator
23 March – 2 September / Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG
Harewood House marks the tercentenary of the birth of Chippendale with an exhibition that explores and celebrates Harewood’s own Chippendale collection.

24 March – 2 September / Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ
Superstructures: the new architecture 1960–1990 explores developments and tells the story of architecture’s fascination in the post-World War Two decades.

Making the Glasgow Style
30 March – 14 August / Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG
The art gallery and museum hosts ‘Charles Rennie Mackintosh – Making the Glasgow Style’ to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the renowned architect, designer, and artist’s birth.

Monet and Architecture
09 April – 29 July / The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
The exhibition features over 75 Monet paintings with buildings playing substantial, diverse, and unexpected roles in the pictures.

The Future Starts Here
12 May – 04 November / Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
The exhibition explores the power of design in shaping the world of tomorrow. Over 100 objects will be on display.

The Return of the Past: Postmodernism in British Architecture
16 May – 26 August / Sir John Soane’s Museum, 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP
The exhibition focuses on a selection of pivotal works by the movement’s principal protagonists.

Orla Kiely: a life in pattern
25 May – 23 September / Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF
The exhibition features over 150 patterns and products, as well as collaborations with photographers, film directors and architects.

16th Architecture Biennale
26 May – 25 November / Various locations across Venice
The Biennale Architettura 2018 is titled freespace and has been curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara. It presents architecture examples, proposals, elements – built and unbuilt.

RA Summer Exhibition
12 June – 19 August / Main Galleries and The Sackler Wing of Galleries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD
Grayson Perry coordinates the 250th year of the world’s longest running and largest open-submission show.

Free Range Art & Design Show
14 June – 15 July / The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 6QR
Art and design graduates from over 100 university courses from across the UK. See website for list of exhibiting colleges.

It Will Never Work
20 June – 17 July / RIBA West Midlands, 321 Bradford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6ET
The exhibition explores 25 years of Urban Splash’s RIBA award winning projects in the context they were created and against the specific challenges and opportunities of the day.

Great Exhibition of the North
22 June – 09 September / Various locations around Newcastle and Gateshead
The exhibition showcases hundreds of designers, engineers, musicians, makers, artists, community groups and businesses from the North of England.

Contra Naturam
29 June – 08 September / Gallery FUMI, 2 Hay Hill, Mayfair, W1J 6AS
The exhibition from Tuomas Markunpoika shows a new series of work on the relationship between natural and artificial, craft and industrial materials.

Fabric Africa
30 June – 19 May 2019 / Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol , BS8 1RL
The exhibition presents a selection of textiles and clothing from the late 1800’s to the present day, focusing on the personal stories behind them.

Manchester Furniture Show
15 – 17 July / Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX
The Manchester Furniture Show and the Midpoint Furniture Exhibition are combining for the 2018 show, while retaining their own identities.

Home and Gift
15-18 July / Harrogate International Centre, King’s Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA
The festival showcases five key product areas with over 1,000 brands exhibiting design-led gifts, homeware and interior accessories.

RIBA: Business Planning
17 July / Lutron Experience Centre, 125 Finsbury Pavement, EC2A 1NQ
The seminar enables development of a business plan and building resilience in a practice. Members £65 + VAT

International Antique & Collectors’ Fair
17 – 18 July / South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6TL
One of the antiques world’s best-known fixtures, this fair boasts up to 1,700 stalls and is only one hour from London.

Art & Antiques for Everyone
19 – 22 July / The National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT
The vetted art, interiors and antiques fair brings together over 200 specialist art and antiques dealers at the NEC in Birmingham.

Designs from the past, Inspiration for the Future
27 July / John Lewis Partnership Heritage Centre, Grove Farm, Odney Lane, Cookham, Maidenhead, SL6 9SR
This CPD event focuses on historic textile printing techniques with an illustrated talk on the origin and history of the Textile Design Archive held by the John Lewis Partnership.

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