Highlights include the installations Give us a meow and Palimpsest of voices, by artists Urara Tsuchiya and Leontios Toumpouris respectively. For her exhibition, Tsuchiya has created the interior of an imaginary hotel room installed within a real Glasgow hotel, complete with site-specific ceramic and textile works that replace the standard hotel fittings and amenities. Toumpouris, meanwhile, has been working with the pupils, families and staff of Oakgrove Primary School to explore language and communication beyond words or background – resulting in a mural of bisque-fired ceramic pieces and 3D animations of an invented language.
American artist Sheila Hicks has become known for her large-scale installations that pack a punch of colour and texture, but also her delicate woven drawings that – although much smaller in scale – are no less impactful.
Set against a backdrop of the infrastructure of the cotton industry in Pennine Lancashire, the British Textile Biennial returns in autumn of 2021, focusing on the global nature of textiles and the relationships they create.
London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. The 19th edition of the Festival will take place across the city from 18-26 September 2021