I haven’t had much time to myself over the holidays (I really miss my day off whilst the children are on holiday!). Earlier in the holidays I did manage to sneak a trip into London to go and see Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine at the Lethaby Gallery. This was a free exhibition which has unfortunately now closed, however it is going on tour around the country so Tatty fans will still be able to see it.
Tatty Devine X Craft Council exhibition
I’ve been a fan of Tatty Devine for a while and now have a small collection of pieces including my favourite sewing machine necklace. I’m a frequent visitor to the Seven Dials store and have also been on a fun workshop in their Brick Lane shop.
Misshapes celebrated 20 year of Tatty Devine’s founders Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine and their creative work with acrylic jewellery. The free exhibition took place at the Lethaby Gallery at Central Saint Martins. This is such a lovely area to explore with kids and a great venue for exhibitions.
I’m not really sure what I was expecting but the exhibition traced the history of how Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine met at art school, to their first market stall selling leather offcuts and their discovery of laser cut acrylic.
The displays were chronological and it was interesting seeing how their brand has developed since they first started. I think I was expecting to see more examples of their collections but there were all kinds of things on display, including a reconstruction of their workbench, along with their tape measure curtain.
Everything was fun and colourful, from the over-sized lobster necklace hanging in the window to the colouring table, set up with colouring pencil and stencils to make your own designs. Definitely go and visit if you can!
The exhibition launched at the Lethaby Gallery at Central Saint Martins, London, and is now on a nationwide tour. See below for venue details and dates:
The Wilson, Cheltenham (7th September – 3rd November 2019)
De Montfort University, Leicester (16th November 2019 – 1st February 2020)
Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich University (24th February – 3rd April 2020)
Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham, Wales (10th July – 13th September 2020)
Hove Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton and Hove (3rd October 2020 – 26th January 2021)
New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, Cotswolds (21th June – 10th September 2021)