Hole & Corner Recommends for August
WORDS DANICA WYBER-THOMAS
This August takes us to the seaside for an interactive art installation and on to Regent’s Park to picnic next to world-class sculpture via Peru.
This month’s recommends highlight events and exhibitions that offer a holiday from the everyday and the fast pace of our daily routines.
Throughout the summer
Katie Paterson’s family friendly art installation has been slowly making its way around the country’s beaches with St Aidens Beach and Margate Mains Sands next on the list.
Spectators are invited to help Pearson sculpt the seaside into thousands of sand mountains using her specially created moulds of Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Shasta (North America), Mount Fuji (Asia), Stromboli (Europe), and Uluru (Oceania).
Pearson’s interactive installation proffers the opportunity to slow down and consider the interconnectedness of the world, from shifting shores across millennia, to our own changing coastline all through the time honoured tradition of building sandcastles in the sand.
Until 13th October 2019
Basketry is perhaps one the most overlooked traditional crafts, the techniques of which have changed little over the centuries.
In the Ruthin Craft Centre’s new exhibition Basketry: Function & Ornament contemporary practitioners from all over the UK combine materials and techniques using both traditional and modern methods, demonstrating the beauty, practicality and elegance of this ancient art.
17 Aug – 12 Oct 2019
This summer our neighbour Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset presents David Gates: in dialogue, an exploration of containment, materiality, and the desire to collect, assemble, order and display.
David Gates is a multi award-winning artist who combines his background in traditional studio-furniture making with formal research, creating three-dimensional pieces inspired by cabinet furniture which act as an interface between furniture, people, architecture, and material culture.
This exhibition will be displaying an entirely new body of work including geometric arrangements and cabinets which are designed to encourage more mindful interactions with the objects and take time to explore the openings, niches, and drawers and the part they take in the overall form of each piece.
Until 6th October 2019
London’s largest free display of outdoor art has returned to Regent’s Park, featuring more than 20 international artist and offering a rare opportunity for art enthusiasts to picnic next to their favourite works.
The objective of the temporary exhibition is to intrigue and give pleasure the hundreds of thousands of residents, workers and tourists who visit Regent’s Park over the summer months.
Allowing art enthusiasts or just casual passersby to recline next to their favourite sculpture is an experience to cherish. Whether they settle up against one of Robert Indiana’s large steel numbers, Tom Sachs’ pure white interpretation of the children’s storybook character, Melody, or Tracy Emin’s reclining bronze figure entitled When I Sleep, the Frieze exhibition is set to bring a whole new element to how you enjoy the urban greenery of Regent’s Park.
Until 8th September 2019
Traditional textile design has always had a strong influence on creatives the world over and the striking patterns of Peruvian weavers have had a particularly powerful impact. The Fashion & Textile Museum’s new exhibition, Weavers of the Clouds, looks to explore the processes and practices of both historic and contemporary Peruvian costume via garments, textiles, photographs, tools, illustrations and paintings, dating from pre-Hispanic to present day. The exhibition will show contemporary pieces from Peruvian fashion designers such as Meche Correa and Chiara Macchievello as well as historical textiles alongside a broad selection of both traditional and contemporary Peruvian art, produced in a multitude of fascinating mediums as well as Peruvian-inspired designs from Vivienne Westwood and Naeem Khan.