Time & Location
19 May 2023, 11:00 – 04 Jun 2023, 17:00
London, Townsend Yard, London N6 5JF, UK
About the event
In collaboration with OmVed Gardens, specialist craft gallery Thrown presents the exhibition 'Trace', specially curated for the Chelsea Fringe Festival 2023.
Aiming to explore the marks we make, physical imprints and expressive gestures will add to thoughts about heritage, influence and our ecological footprint in a curated collection featuring 12 artists and makers.
Artists include: Vivienne Schadinsky, a contemporary and environmental artist whose collection ‘Magic Hour’ presents a series of paintings highlighting endangered and extinct plants and fungi in our food chain; and Anna Simson, whose palm-sized clay sculptures respond to Gaia’s creatures, habitats and formations, ‘often hollow with a sense or sound of loss or what is left behind’.
The wind drawings of Meg Roger will pay tribute to forces and cycles of nature, the artist in collaboration with the wind itself on the Isle of Berneray in the Outer Hebridges, Scotland, while Manchester-based artist Sam Andrew’s work puts focus on the cycle of material, with a focus on material reuse building his nerikomi vessels.
For the gardens of OmVed, collections will also be found dotted amongst this tranquil green space: the first outdoor collection for sculptor Tim Martin, his work distilling landscapes, figures and natural objects to their simplest forms; the bringing together of form and words, each influencing each other, with letter-carving in stone by Pip Hall; and Sarah Walton’s ceramic bird baths, their boulder-like sloping forms tracing the landscape of the tarns of the Cumbrian hills.
Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm
Sundays 12pm to 5pm
The exhibition will be punctuated by a programme of events including artist talks, workshops, music nights, garden walks and a zero waste themed supper club, further bringing together the many different angles on the theme of Trace within each of the collaborators’ worlds. Check www.omvedgardens.com/programme to register for the events.
Thrown was established in March 2018 in response to the current uprising of ceramics within contemporary art. Fascinated by this age of alternative mediums, the gallery seeks out distinctive contemporary art in its many forms with a particular focus on the creativity currently turning to clay. The gallery represents internationally acclaimed names alongside emerging talent, providing a much-needed platform for makers finding their identity as artists.
Originally launched in a gallery space in Highgate, North London, in 2021 the gallery moved out of this fixed physical space to focus on online & pop-up exhibitions.
The gallery was set up by gallery director Claire Pearce who has been working in galleries since graduating from a degree in Architecture in 2010. Five years spent in St Ives, Cornwall, first introduced her to ceramics as an art form, which has been a passion ever since.