Society's consumption in the 21st century has risen to unprecedented levels. Accelerating technological change, population growth, and increasing consumption patterns have driven us to the age of the Anthropocene, in which fashion is just one of many industries contributing to an uncertain future on our unstable planet.
A decrease in quality, rise in purchasing, and the speed of replacement has transformed the fashion industry and our relationship with clothes, creating an unsustainable method of living.
’Social Fabric' aims to highlight threads of fashion consumerism within our contemporary culture, represented through fine art and design practice
100 Shandy Street, London, E1 4ST
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th June 2021
11am - 6pm
Private View : 4th June 2021, 7-9pm
Featuring Artist Winnie Chan, Sophie Cunningham, Silvia Martínez Cerezo and the collective Designer & Scholar from Worn Workshop.
Curated by @padocuratorial
Silvia and Winnie's UAL Post-Grad Story
Thanks UAL Alumni for having me in the highlight of 10 female graduates on International Women's Day!
Canto Cutie is a zine that is inclusive of all narratives. Anyone who self-identifies as Cantonese, whether linguistically, culturally, or ancestrally, may submit work. The modern day Canto Cutie is inclusive of all gender and sexual identities, abilities, and transcends modern geopolitical boundaries.
It is an art and literature zine curated by Cantonese-American artist Katherine Leung. It holds a space for those who identify as Cantonese to create and show their work. Canto Cutie contains work of artists and writers of the Cantonese diaspora to define what it means to be “Cantonese”.
Volume 2 available free online .
A book of postcard artworks reflecting on the year 2020.
"At the beginning of November 2020, and the start of the UK’s second national lockdown, ARTISTS RESPONDING TO ... sent 200 postcards across the UK to 200 artists. These artists were invited to reflect on the year 2020 and create artwork directly onto the postcards. The 200 artists visualised their experiences, anxieties and triumphs throughout the year and each postcard presents a different perspective. The works share references to environmental, political and social issues, whilst reflecting highly personal responses to the news and world happenings during this very apocalyptic year. The postcards have a sense of urgency and are a call to action. With materials ranging from oil paints, watercolours, lino-printing, embroidery, collage and much more, this truly is a diverse, stimulating and exciting collection of works."
This book is A4 Landscape and has 144 pages. The cover is 300gsm with a matte lamination, and the inner pages are 130gsm.
Being Human 2020
Queen Mary University of London is putting on an exhibition of art and stories to share people’s experience of the Covid-19 pandemic as part of Being Human Festival. The theme for Being Human Festival 2020 is 'New Worlds'; this exhibition aims to bring people together, to share people's experiences of Covid-19, to understand how we can live in this new world with Covid-19.
The exhibition will feature visual art and creative writing that represents people's experience of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is not exclusive to the experience of having Covid-19 but may also include the social implications, such as lockdown, social distancing, and wearing masks. The event will consist of a physical magnet exhibition, held outside Queen Mary University of London Mile End campus (E1 4NS) from 14th November, an online exhibition of Covid-19 themed art that will be released online via social media throughout the Being Human festival, and an evening of online storytelling on Friday 20th November 17.30 - 19.30.
This event is part of the national Being Human festival of the humanities, which is taking place in over 50 towns and cities across the UK between 12-22 November.
Being Human is the only national festival dedicated entirely to celebrating research across the humanities – from archaeology, art history, history, classics, languages, philosophy, literature and more. The festival aims to make the humanities accessible and fun for all, and is run by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.
The theme of this year "Art Guerrilla Anytime" invites artists to think about regaining sovereignty in space with art. Including exhibitions or platforms for dialogue of urban space, in any medium, size, and number, dealing with various perspectives on social events, political issues, community public space, art ecology of Hong Kong. In times of tightening control of freedom, we will never be silent.
Date: June 16 to July 15
Work featuring in NERVE - Issue Three: Progress
" Age is not a timeline and success is not linear.
I wanted to explore the ways in which we find this balance, and start a conversation about how we cope with these pressures and how they can be damaging." by Editor - Beth
A 68-page, perfect bound, A5 print zine platforming the voices of womxn, NB and trans people, exploring the theme of progress.
⚬Dot⚬Dot-Dash has it's largest update yet! 30 new artists from around the world have joined the exhibition. Visit https://www.surfacegallery.org/dotdot-dash-gallery to see the show, featuring artworks by artists exploring contemporary mark-making through lines, dots, marks, patterns and more. Refresh the exhibition page and the artworks will be reordered, giving a new insight.
We will soon be doing spotlights and interviews on the artists, so stay turned for in-depth content. Please take the took to explore their websites and artist statements, to learn about their creative practices.
Filler Zine - 03: THE EARTH ISSUE
52 pages of eco-anxiety inspired art, design and words
designed by Holly Eliza Temple
printed on recycled paper stock and saddle stitched
"Here’s Filler, a zine about food and mental health. This is the Earth Issue, with features on how eco-anxiety is affecting our lives. While government and big business sit on their hands or actively continue bad practices, we must look again at our relationship to the earth. " by raremags
featuring work by Hannah Michelle Bayley / Ffion Taverner / Kath Lovett / Ben Russell / Winnie Chan / Kio Griffith / Amrit Randhawa / Lauren Spragg / Beverley Irving-Edwards / Polly Smith / Dawn Woolley / Sampy Sicada / Thomas Vallianatos