London Craft Week 2018 – (UN)WOVEN

From 9 May – 7 June 2018, London’s Material Lab will host the award-winning installation (UN)WOVEN by artist Tana West in a collaborative exhibition between the British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) and leading UK manufacturer, Johnson Tiles.

Held during London Craft Week, the design resource studio and materials library will provide the perfect backdrop to West’s dramatic work, which comprises an ongoing investigation into the barriers and divisions across Europe, both real and perceived, and what this means in the context of Brexit.2. UNWOVEN by Tana West - Photo Joel Chester Fildes webThe installation, which features two works; ‘Pavers’ and ‘Hard Border’, contains clay-like soil sent from across Europe, and secured the top prize at last year’s BCB AWARD event, sponsored by Johnson Tiles.

“As a British manufacturer of ceramic tiles, we’ve long been dedicated to supporting and nurturing designers and makers operating in this medium through championing their work at every opportunity[…]We’re honoured to be showcasing the work of Tana West, an artist that we greatly admire.”

– Darren Clanford, Creative Director at Johnson Tiles & Material Lab

(UN)WOVEN explores the power of ceramic material to carry meaning and provoke thinking. To mark the opening of (UN)WOVEN at Material Lab, a launch event will take place on 10 May 2018 from 6-8pm featuring an artist talk with Tana West. Free tickets are available to book via Eventbrite.1. UNWOVEN by Tana West - Photo Joel Chester Fildes webThe exhibition runs from 9 May – 7 June, Monday to Friday: 9.30am-5.30pm. Entry is free and no booking is required.

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